SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 8:14:15 PMGIS 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GIS 51Title:  INTERMEDIATE GIS  
Full Title:  Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Last Reviewed:1/23/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will be introduced to intermediate level concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include GIS elements, data structures and their management, and intermediate raster and vector geoprocessing functions. The course covers technical mapping standards and cartographic display. Hands-on exposure to GIS technology through the use of computers and industry standard software is provided during the laboratory.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GIS 40 and APTECH 191


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will be introduced to intermediate level concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include GIS elements, data structures and their management, and intermediate raster and vector geoprocessing functions. The course covers technical mapping standards and cartographic display. Hands-on exposure to GIS technology through the use of computers and industry standard software is provided during the laboratory.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 40 and APTECH 191
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Create, explore, edit, and analyze geographic data
2. Prepare reports, charts, and map layouts
3. Describe and implement the steps necessary to answer a geographic question
4. Produce finished quality maps representing spatial analyses, basic survey maps, and scaled diagrams within a story map
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and organization of the software package
2. Create a map project using GIS software
3. Define and apply the relationship of geographic features and attribute data
4. Perform feature identification and classification
5. Perform query and analysis functions
6. Define and edit spatial relationships
7. Create a map layout
8. Integrate GIS with other software and technology
9. Utilize basic cartographic principles in designing and producing maps

Topics and Scope
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Lecture-Related Topics and Scope:
I. Identify Source Files
    A. Local and web-based links to files
    B. How to manage files and data in the project
II. Perform Geocoding for Geographic Location
III. Perform Selection by Location for Data Analysis
IV. Perform Spatial Database Joins
V. Overlay Analyses
    A. Proximity
     B. Spatial data processing
    C. Clip data tools and demonstration
    D. Dissolve data tools and demonstration
    E. Append to data tools and demonstration
    F.  Union function tools and demonstration
VI. Utilize GIS Software Features
    A. Create metadata and internal metadata documentation
    B. Utilize ArcToolbox features
    C. Create custom tools
VII. Map Design and Production
    A. Maps and map series
    B. Reports with embedded maps
    C. Graphs in maps and reports
VIII. Create and Edit Geodatabases
IX. Import/Export, Create, and Edit Mixed Data Sources
     A. Mixed data formats
    B. Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD)
    C. Interchange files
    D. Text and comma-separated values (CSV) files
    E. Microsoft Excel and Access files
X. Intermediate Level Analysis Functions
    A. Queries
     B. Attribute joins
    C. Spatial joins
    D. Edit attributes
    E. Create and utilize centroids
XI. Intermediate Level Statistical Analysis
XII. Summary Tables, Spatial Adjustment, and Georeferencing
XIII. GIS Design
    A. GIS design overview
    B. Software engineering approach
    C. Structured design model
    D. Formal GIS design methodology
    E. Verification and validation
XIV. GIS Output
    A. Display of analytic data
    B. Cartographic considerations in technical mapping
    C. Map design controls
    D. Nontraditional cartographic output
    E. Non-cartographic output
    F. Technology and GIS output
 
Lab-Related Topics and Scope:
I. Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Web-based Modules
    A. Solving spatial problems
    B. Analysis of raster data
    C. Deriving terrain rasters
    D. Raster site selection
    E. Analysis of vector data
    F. Distance analysis
    G. Exploring spatial patterns
    H. Introduction to surface models
     I. Three-dimensional (3D) visualization techniques

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Textbook reading (1-3 chapters per week)
2. Essay writing assignments (2-5)
3. Exam(s) (1-4)
4. Final project (1)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab assignments (6-12)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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GIS Fundamentals, A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 6th ed. Bolstad, Paul. Eider Press. 2019.
Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections, 3rd ed. Maher, Margaret. ESRI Press. 2018.
Modeling Our World: the ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts, 2nd ed. Zeiler, Michael. ESRI Press. 2010 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials

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