Introduction to Geographic Information Science

www.grossmont.edu

 GEOGRAPHY 104

 FALL 2014

 INSTRUCTOR:  MARK A. GOODMAN

 (619)644-7886

 mark.goodman@gcccd.edu

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Readings in Longley Text
Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data

Take Home Exercise (THX) #4
Due
September 18

CLASS RESOURCES


Lab Exercises

Lab Exercise #1

Lab Exercise #2

Lab2Data

Lab Exercise # 3

LAB 3 DATA

Lab Exercise #4

Lab 4 DATA

Cal-Fire website link broken
as of FALL 2014
Use the following temporary link to access
the Fire Hazard Severity Zones

GPS to GIS Tutorial

GPS to GIS
Instructions

GPS to GIS Exercise



How Should I Study
for Quizzes?

 

GPS to GIS Tutorial

 

Class Website
Content

Syllabus

FEEDBACK


ArcGIS Resource Center
 

ArcGIS 10
Tips and Shortcuts

Watch the:
History
of GIS

Video
Geospatial Revolution: History of GIS. Downloaded from Teachers' Domain. 2010 the Pennsylvania State University. All rights reserved. Materials courtesy of Pennsylvania State University.  CC Version.

2004 Presidential Election
Data Results
as seen on
CBS News on Election Night
(1st Use of GIS for this Purpose)

Commercial GIS Example:
DigitalGlobe

 

The GeoSpatial
Revolution

THIS WEEK IN INTRO. TO GIS

 

WEEK #4

Geovisualization is the process of developing maps
in GIS that are constructed and used as "windows into the database"
to support queries, analysis, and editing of information.

Tables and Attribute Data

Querying Data In Tables

            Four Ways to get information about features:

     Identify Features: Click on a feature in the map with the Identify tool to display attribute information. [fastest way to get info about a single feature]

     Selecting Features Interactively:  Click on features in the map to highlight them, then look at their records in the attribute table. [best for comparing several features]

     Selecting Features by Attributes:  Write a Query [SQL] that automatically selects features that meet a certain criteria.

     Finding Features:  Provide ArcMap with a piece of information (such as a name) to see which feature is belongs to.

 

Modifying Existing Tables

Joining, Relating, Linking, Hyperlinking
Creating, and Importing Tables in GIS

Joining Tables

Join Example:  From ArcGIS Desktop Help (ESRI, Inc.)
Table From ArcGIS Desktop Help, (ESRI, Inc.)

Relating Tables

 

Structured Query Language [SQL] Fundamentals

In-Lab Tutorial
Ch's 8-9

Freeway Data

 

 

Online GIS Data Resources
 

STARTING THE HUNT
FOR GIS DATA

Natural Earth
Data Source


San Diego
Association of Governments
SANDAG


U.S. Census Bureau
Cartographic Boundary Files


GEODATA.GOV

 

 

Web-based GIS Projects

Open Source Internet GIS

SDSU Web Based GIS of Wildfires

Utah Water Science Center
Web-based GIS

FEMA
Mapping Information Platform

 

U.S. Census Bureau
FactFinder Mapping Interface


California Digital
Conservation Atlas

 

Find a GIS Job

 

Other Useful Links

How to Calculate the Area
of a Polygon Feature in
a Shapefile

ArcGIS
Explorer Online

 

WikiMapia

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