GGP 350 GIS I
S1T 2013 DL
Contes, Carla Alonso
MS in Geology from Michigan Technological UniversityBS in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
1/14 to 3/10
Mastering ArcGIS, 5th Edition (with data CD) By Maribeth Price
OR ISBN-13: 9780073369327
Publisher: McGraw Hill
NOTE: You MUST have the 5th Edition! Earlier editions of the textbook are designed to go with earlier versions of the software and you will not be able to complete the course assignments.
REQUIRED SOFTWARE: ArcGIS for Desktop 10 This course REQUIRES that you have a computer that is capable of installing and running ESRI's ArcGIS for Desktop 10 software. Park University has obtained an educational site license from ESRI that allows our students to download and install a copy of this software, with a 1-year access license, on their personal/home computers. You will receive an authorization code and instructions from Park University's site license administrator (the Geography Program Coordinator) during the week prior to the beginning of the term. Please be aware that the access code can only be used once to install this software, so please choose a reliable computer to which you will have access for the entire semester. In addition, be advised that ESRI does NOT currently produce a Mac version of ArcGIS software. IF YOU HAVE A MAC COMPUTER, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSTALL AND RUN THIS SOFTWARE, SO YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS COURSE AT THIS TIME.
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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.
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Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized 10% of the total possible score per day. Students may NOT make up Discussions, Quizzes, or the Final Exam withoutprior approval from the instructor and must be submitted by any extended deadline date granted. Extended deadlines and acceptance of any late work is entirely at the discretion of the instructor and will be based on the significance of the reason for the request and the ability of the student to provide any documentation deemed appropriate by the instructor.
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