The primary text for the course is GIS Fundamentals (Bolstad). The following list of reading assignments is subject to change (changes will be announced in class).

Complete the reading listed for the assigned week by the Monday class of that week unless otherwise noted in class.

Week
Dates
Topic
Readings
1
8/20, 8/22
Introduction to GIS
Bolstad Ch. 1
2
8/27, 8/29
Data Structures

Bolstad Ch. 2

ArcGIS Help - "Essentials Library" - What is GIS ArcGIS Help "Professional Library" - Mapping and Visualization Modules 1 & 2 of Learning ArcGIS Desktop

 

3
9/5
Bolstad Ch. 3, Module 3 of Learning ArcGIS Desktop VC course
4
9/10, 9/16
Database Construction (Building vector data, Digitizing)
Bolstad Ch. 4, 7, ESRI (Web), ESRI "Fundamentals of Editing"
5
9/17, 9/19
Database Construction (Building vector data, Digitizing)
Bolstad Ch. 4, 7, ESRI (Web), ESRI "Fundamentals of Editing"
6
9/24, 9/26
Bolstad Ch. 5, GPS Online Readings
7
10/1, 10/3
Metadata
Bolstad Ch. 14 (lecture notes)
8
10/8, 10/10
9
10/15, 10/17
Spatial Data Query (lecture_notes)
E-Reserves, Bolstad Ch. 8
10
10/22, 10, 24
Review, Exam 1
Bolstad Ch. 9
11
10/29, 10/31

Cartography (lecture notes), Spatial Attributes (lecture notes)

 
12
11/5, 11/7
Spatial Data Analysis
Bolstad Ch. 10,11, ESRI (Web)
13
11/12, 11/14
Spatial Data Analysis
Bolstad Ch. 11
14
11/26, 11/28
Lab work week
-
15
12/3, 12/5
Mon.- Exam review, Wed. project presentations
-
12/10
Final Exam 8am-10am