GIS for Geoscientists
- demonstrate proficiency and independence in a suite of GIS skills and use those skills for analysis and problem-solving in a variety of fields.
- download, prepare, and trouble-shoot data for analysis using a wide variety of data sources, not just work with prepared data that are given to them.
- develop accurate work flow charts to plan GIS analyses and apply what they have learned to different but related problems.
How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:
Links are provided below to all course activities:
- Download Tewksbury course syllabus 2017 (Microsoft Word 1.2MB Aug3 17)
- GIS refresher 2017 that students are required to complete before the first day of class.
- GIS portfolio 2017, a semester-long assignment to produce a GIS resource portfolio useful for the future
- Exercise 1 2017: Introduction to spatial data – mapping the classroom with paper and pencil
- Exercise 2 2017: Introduction to coordinate systems and projections.
- Exercise 3 2017: Reclassifying the New York State geologic map.
- Exercise 4 2017: Map excellence and communication
- Exercise 5 2017: The human impact of sea level change
- Exercise 6 2017: Choropleth maps, plus general consideration of effective map design.
- Exercise 7 2017: LiDAR data and analysis of the Oso, Washington landslide
- Exercise 8 2017: Nevada mines analysis - choosing water sampling sites to test for possible water contamination.
- Exercise 9 2017: Basics of remote sensing and sources of satellite imagery
- Exercise 10 2017: Plate boundaries in the Woodlark Basin region.
- Final independent project 2017: designing and carrying out an independent GIS analysis plus developing an activity or assignment for use in a GIS course or in another geo course
- Old LiDAR exercise: Hamilton College LiDAR data and mapping the water table beneath campus in ArcScene. Although we don't use this any more, I've left it here as a potentially useful one to adapt.
- Old remote sensing exercise: Combining satellite imagery, geologic map, and DEM data to frame possible research questions. Although we don't use this any more, I've left it here as a potentially useful one to adapt.