SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:04:59 AMGIS 52 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GIS 52Title:  ADVANCED GIS  
Full Title:  Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Last Reviewed:10/10/2016

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This is an advanced project-based course where the student will apply fundamental and intermediate concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to a specific project utilizing GIS technology and industry standard software.  Students should come prepared with a project topic, scope, goals and objectives, and data sources.  An oral presentation of the project will be made at the completion of the course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GIS 51 and GIS 54


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is an advanced project-based course where the student will apply fundamental and intermediate concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to a specific project utilizing GIS technology and industry standard software.  Students should come prepared with a project topic, scope, goals and objectives, and data sources.  An oral presentation of the project will be made at the completion of the course.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 51 and GIS 54
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:Fall 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.  Demonstrate advanced skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis
2.  Prepare layouts, reports, charts and graphs to support the GIS project presentation
3.  Prepare and present a professional level GIS project
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Research and acquire GIS data
2. Edit, query and analyze geographic and tabular data
3. Perform advanced spatial analysis using GIS technology
4. Customize software for spatial analysis queries
5. Create project layouts and query information using GIS techniques
6. Prepare and present a professional level GIS project with supporting data

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to research methods
    A. Development of a research question
    B. Literature review
    C. Stages of a project
     D. Scientific writing format
    E. Publishing results
    F. Professional liability and ethics
II. Data development
    A. Data collection for research
    B. Basic descriptive vs. inferential statistical methods
    C. Analysis plan
    D. Geographic data collection
    E. Data editing and reduction cycles
    F. Data summarization
    G. Data flow
III. Model selection
    A. Analysis type
     B. Data compatibility
     C. Pilot study
     D. Final model(s)
    E. Validity check
IV. Project summarization
    A. Charts, tables, graphs, diagrams
    B. Data compatibility
    C. Slides as an outline
    D. Map as a document
V. Project publication/documentation
     A. Citing references
     B. Documenting data sources
    C. Listing errors and disclaimers
     D. Ensuring data integrity
    E. Meeting legal requirements
VI. Formal presentation
     A. Know your audience, data and design  
     B. Content, relevance, format, timing, forum
 
Laboratory Topics and Scopes
I. ESRI Virtual Campus -- Two to three relevant topical mini courses that include readings,
    summary and online exam submitted at the end of each mini-course.
    A. Performing spatial interpolation
    B. Creating prediction surfaces
II. Majority of remaining laboratory time is spent in providing one on one student interaction in
    the areas of project assistance and software support.

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (10-30 pages per week)
2. Research reports (2-4) including data acquisition, editing and analyzing data from outside
    sources using the internet and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
3. Lab assignments (2-3)
4. Project map(s) (1-3)
5. Oral project presentations: progress and final

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
20 - 30%
Research reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
ESRI mini courses and lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Demonstration of GIS related technology and its use, presentation of project progress
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Oral presentation of final research project and map(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 (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). Zeiler, Michael. ESRI Press: 2010 (classic)
An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography (2nd). Montello, D. Sage Publications Inc.: 2012
Selected Articles and Scholarly Publications

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