GGP 390 SpecTops in Physical Geography:
S2J 2012 PV
Mbuh, Mbongowo Joseph
Master's in Geospatial ScienceMaster's in Geomorphology, Hydrology and Water ResourcesBA in Geography
March 19 – May 13, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
GGP 350 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
1) Required textbook: Pinde Fu and Jiulin Sun (2010), Web GIS: Principles and applications, ISBN 978-1-58948-245-6, ESRI press. 296pages
2) Scott Davis (2007), GIS for Web Developers: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, ISBN: 978-0-9745-1409-3, pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/sdgis. 268pages
Additional information can also be obtained on ESRI resources center on the section on GIS services
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My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, presentations and writings. This course will require students to apply the concepts being learned to hands-on development of maps, databases, and spatial analysis. The goal is to create a positive, interactive, challenging, engaging, and lively classroom environment, which is largely dependent upon the students’ willingness to engage in class discussions, and share their experience and knowledge in the process spatial analysis. In summary I will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
The lectures will describe the most common techniques and standards for distribution of geographical data via the Internet. The exercises will concentrate on methods for creating map services on the internet by use of web GIS services.
By completing the course, the student will:
• understand which GIS applications are suitable to use the Internet
• have the knowledge and techniques to distribute geographical data via the Internet
• be able to create map services on the Internet
A greater portion of the class time will be devoted completing series of lab assignments. Lab assignments will be due by at the beginning of each class session.
Exams: There will be one midterm and one final exam covering the major theoretical and conceptual material covered in lecture and lab.
Class project: At the end of the semester every student is required to develop a web mapping application incorporating all the major themes throughout the semester.
Grades will be based on the following:
Final Project: presentation
Final Project: report
Final letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:
A 90 to 100%
B 80 to 89%
C 70 to 79%
D 60 to 69%
F 0 to 59%
Final Project and Presentation
For your final presentation, you will present the results of the work for your semester-long project(s). Your report will include a write up of what you presented and a section on procedures you followed from start to finish in the project. Details on the class project will be provided in class by the instructor.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assessments (assignments, exams, etc.) for the lecture session are expected to be fully completed and submitted by the announced due date. Any work completed and/or submitted after the announced deadline may not be accepted for grading. The instructor reserves the right to determine whether or not late work will be accepted and how much of a grade reduction penalty is appropriate depending upon the rationale for the student's lateness and whether or not he/she appropriately notified the instructor in advance of the deadline (or as soon as reasonably possible in the event of an emergency/unforeseen circumstance) with any appropriate documentation that may be requested by the instructor for verification purposes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1) Follow the GIS Lab Room rules as posted.
2) Come to class prepared
3) Respect everyone and no talking on the phone during class
4) Arrive on time for class and do not leave early unless you have notified the instructor
5) Have a winning attitude, have fun and learn
8) Maintain an honest attitude and plagiarism is not tolerated
One: GIS in the web era and technical basics
ArcGIS explorer desktop
HTML FrontPage 2003 Tutorial
Two: Geospatial Web Services
Three: Geospatial Web Services
Creating OGC Web Services
Four: Geospatial Mashups
Five: Mobile GIS
Using OGC Web Services
Seven: NSDI In the Web 2.0 Era
Bringing all the data together in a map service
Eight: Web GIS applications in E-business and E-government
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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