GGP 350 GIS I
F1T 2012 DL
Gilbreath, Aaron H.
Ph.D. - University of Kansas 2012M.A. - University of Kansas (2007)B.A. - University of Texas (1999)
t/th 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Or by appointment
August 20 - October 14
First participation due by Thursday, the second by Saturday and any others by Sunday. Park Online Week = 12:00 AM Monday through 11:59 PM Sunday
Textbook: REQUIRED: Mastering ArcGIS (5th edition), by Maribeth Price, McGraw Hill, 2012.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Description & Instructions
The Core Assessment for this course is meant to be an in-depth exploration and evaluation of the application of GIS technology to a particular problem/need that has recently been attempted. You should choose a specific application that is related to your interests and write a 10-12 page research paper in which you:
1) Introduction: Clearly identify the problem/need and how GIS specifically assists in solving/addressing this issue,
2) Data Analysis: Analyze the types of data that were used for this application (How much of it is readily available? Does this application require special data collection techniques?), [CLO#3; Analysis]
3) Techniques Discussion: Identify and describe the types of GIS operations and spatial analysis procedures that have been performed with the data (In particular, focus on discussing those operations that were used that we have learned about in this course), [CLO#1; Application]
4) Evaluation: Evaluate this application of GIS to this particular problem/need (How successful is GIS at addressing the problem/need? How significant are the solutions/answers that GIS is currently able to help provide for this issue? Are there limitations or common problems/issues encountered in the application of GIS to this topic? If so, what are they? Do you think GIS is an appropriate tool for addressing this problem/need?), [CLO#4; Evaluation]
5) Conclusion: Discuss/propose additional ways in which you think the use of GIS could be extended with this application. [Synthesis]
6) Works Cited: List, alphabetically, any sources you cited within the paper (Note: You must have at least 8 different sources) using either APA or MLA documentation style. Be advised that this means you must also have used either footnotes or parenthetical citations within the paper itself.
The paper must be typed, double-spaced, standard 12-point font, 10-12 pages in length, with a minimum of 8 sources. All sources must be appropriately documented in a works cited page and you must use either footnotes or parenthetical citations within the text. You should include examples of maps, datasets, etc., that have been created with GIS for this particular application. Note: Figures, charts, diagrams, etc., do not count as part of the page requirement for this assignment.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
o A Proctor Request Form will be made available to you by PDL during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor, by the 6th week of the term.
o You should start looking for a suitable proctor by week 2 and must submit the Proctor Request Form no later than week 6. Approval of proctors is at the discretion of the Online instructor.
o You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form.
o In order to be allowed to complete the Final Exam with your approved proctor, photo identification is required and must be presented at the time of the test.
o Failure to take the Final Exam with an approved proctor will result in an “F” for the course.
A = 89.5% - 100%
B = 79.5% - 89.4%
C = 69.5% - 79.4%
D = 59.5% - 69.4%
F = 0% - 59.4%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assessments (assignments, exams, etc.) are
expected to be fully completed and submitted by the announced
due date and time. No assignment will
receive credit if it is turned in after the Wednesday after it was
due. If you are having difficulties with an assignment, or with the
Digital Dropbox, you should email me immediately so that I am aware of the
problem, and can either offer advice, fix the issue, or grant you more
time. Similarly, if you know that outside events are going to limit
your ability to complete work on time, please email ahead of time so that we
can work out an accommodation. Accommodation for extenuating
circumstances is not guaranteed, and is left to my discretion. I reserve the right to determine whether or not any
late work may 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 me 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
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
ASSIGNED TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS/TOPICS
CLASS ASSESSMENTS DUE
Introduction; Ch. 1: GIS Data
Discussion #1; Assignment #1; Quiz #1
Ch. 2: Mapping GIS Data; Ch. 3: Presenting GIS Data
Discussion #2; Assignment #2; Quiz #2
Ch. 11: Coordinate Systems
Discussion #3; Assignment #3; Quiz #3
Ch. 4: Attribute Data; Ch. 5: Queries
Discussion #4; Assignment #4; Quiz #4
Ch. 6: Spatial Joins
Discussion #5; Assignment #5; Quiz #5
Ch. 7: Geoprocessing
Discussion #6; Assignment #6; Quiz #6
Ch. 10: Geocoding
Discussion #7; Assignment #7; Quiz #7
Ch. 12: Basic Editing; Ch. 13 Editing and Topology
Discussion #8; Assignment #8; Final Exam
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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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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*PLEASE DISREGARD THE "LEARNING RUBRIC" INCLUDED BELOW. THIS APPLIED TO THE FORMER CORE ASSESSMENT PROJECT FOR THIS COURSE, WHICH HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR AY2011-12.
Last Updated:8/4/2012 12:02:00 PM