SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:41:09 AMGIS 51 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GIS 51Title:  INTERMEDIATE GIS  
Full Title:  Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Last Reviewed:9/26/2016

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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This is an intermediate level course in the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include elements of GIS, data structures and their management, intermediate input and output functions and mapping possibilities.  Hands-on exposure to GIS technology through the use of computers and current 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
This is an intermediate level course in the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include elements of GIS, data structures and their management, intermediate input and output functions and mapping possibilities.  Hands-on exposure to GIS technology through the use of computers and current 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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Create, edit and analyze geographic data
2.  Prepare reports, charts and layouts
3.  Describe and implement the steps necessary to answer a geographic question
4.  Produce an output of finished quality maps representing a basic analysis, a basic survey or a basic scale-based, descriptive, diagrammatic summary
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will 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 map design and construction

Topics and Scope
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Lectures will cover the following topics:
1. Identify source files
   a. Links to files
   b. How to change files in the project
2. Perform geocoding for geographic location
3. Perform selection by location for data analysis
4. Perform spatial joins of database information
5. Overlay analysis by:
   a. Proximity
    b. Spatial data processing
   c. Clip data demonstration
   d. Dissolve data demonstration
   e. Append to data demonstration
   f.  Demonstrate the union function
6. Utilize GIS software features
  a. Create metadata
   b. Utilize Arc Toolbox features
7. Produce map layouts
  a. Create reports
  b. Create graphs
8. Create and edit geodatabases
9. Create and edit data sources
   a. Import and edit other data formats
  b. Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD)
  c. Interchange files
  d. Text and CSV files
  e. MS Access files
10. Perform intermediate level analysis functions on data
  a. Queries
   b. Attribute joins
  c. Spatial joins
  d. Edit attributes
  e. Create edit centroids
11. Perform intermediate level statistical analysis
12. Create summary tables: perform spatial adjustment & georeferencing
13. GIS design
   a. Need for GIS design
   b. The software engineering approach
   c. Structured design model
   d. Formal GIS design methodology
   e. Verification and validation
14. GIS output
   a. The display of analysis
   b. Cartographic output
   c. Map design controls
   d. Nontraditional cartographic output
   e. Non-cartographic output
   f. Technology and GIS output
 
LABORATORY TOPICS & SCOPE:
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  A. Solving Spatial Problems
 B. Basics of Raster Data
 C. Deriving Terrain Rasters
 D. Raster Site Selection
 E. Distance Analysis
 F. Exploring Spatial Patterns
 G. Introduction to Surface Models
 H. 3D Visualization Techniques

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (1-3 chapters per week)
2. Essay writing assignments (3-5)
3. Lab assignments (6-12)
4. Midterms (1-3)
5. Final exam

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%
Short 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%
Midterm and final exams: Multiple choice, completion, true-false, short answer
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 (5th). Bolstad, Paul. Eider Press: 2016
Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections (2nd). Maher, Margaret. ESRI Press: 2013
Modeling Our World: the ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts, 2nd Edition Michael Zeiler. ESRI Press: 2010

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