- Getting to know ArcView GIS by Breslin, Frunzi, Napoleon and Ormsby, 3rd Edition, ESRI Press, 1999.
- Extending ArcView GIS by Ormsby and Alvi, ESRI Press, 1999
- GIS Concepts and ArcView Methods by Theobald, 3rd Edition, Conservation Planning Technologies, 2001.
- Digital spatial data
- ArcView documents
- Creating a map step-by-step
- Geodetic Data and Map Projections
- Coordinate Systems and Global Positioning System
- Selecting Features
- Creating and Editing Feature Shapes
- Editing Tabular Data
- Map Analysis with Feature Datasets
- Grid Basics
- Grid Advanced
- Stream and Watershed Delineation
- Stream and Watershed Hydrologic Parameters
Complete the following exercises:
- Session A (2/4/02): ArcView documents - Views - Themes
Getting to know ArcView GIS: 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9c, 10a, 10b, 10c, 11a, 12a, 12b and 13c.
- Session B (2/6/02 @ 5:00 p.m.): Tables - Charts - Layouts - Map and table queries - Map projections
Getting to know ArcView GIS: 15a, 21a, 21b, 21c, 22a, 22b, 22c, 13a, 13b, 14a, and 11c.
- Session C (2/11/02): Creating and editing spatial data - Editing tabular data
Getting to know ArcView GIS: 15b, 23a, 23b, 23c, 24a, 24b, 25a, 26a, 26b, 26c.
- Session D (2/18/02): Map analysis with tables and feature datasets
Getting to know ArcView GIS: 14b, 15c, 16a, 16b, 16c, 20a, 20b, 14c, 17a, 17b and 17c.
- Session E (2/25/02): Map analysis with tables and feature datasets
Getting to know ArcView GIS: 18a, 18b, 19a and 19b.
Internet: Soils and land use
- Session F (3/18/02): Map analysis with grid datasets
Extending ArcView GIS: Chapters 8 to 13.
- Session H (3/25/02): Map analysis with networks
Extending ArcView GIS: Chapters 1 to 7.
If an exercise is not completed during its corresponding computer session, prepare a report that shows your work. The report should include screen captures and a description of your work. If possible, try to avoid this option.
Prepare four 300- to 400-word article/book-chapter reviews. At least two of the select articles must be related to your term project topic. Suggested sources of articles/book-chapters are:
- Proceedings of ESRI User Conferences (1997-2001)
- Transportation GIS by Lang, ESRI Press, 1999 (all chapters but chapter 1).
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support by Maidment and Djokic, ESRI Press, 2000.
- Managing Natural Resources with GIS by Lang, ESRI Press, 1998 (all chapters but chapter 1).
- Planning Support Systems by Brail and Klosterman, ESRI Press, 2001.
- GIS for Landscape Architects by Hanna, ESRI Press, 1999.
- Open Access - GIS in e-Government by Greene, ESRI Press, 2001.
- Integrating GIS and GPS by Steede-Terry, ESRI Press, 2000.
- Technical journals and other nationally or internationally recognized periodicals (1997-2002).
Any other source of articles/book-chapters relevant in your field can be considered, but should be subject to approval by the instructor.
Submit a list of complete references of the articles you plan to review by Monday 1/28/02 for approval. An article cannot be reviewed by more than one student. Preference will be given to the student that first submits his/her list of articles. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on an case-by-case basis.
List of articles to be reviewed.
Article reviews are due on Monday 2/18/02, Monday 2/25/02, Monday 3/4/02, and Monday 3/18/02.
GIS data review
Prepare a 300- to 400-word GIS data review. Preferably, select a GIS dataset that will be used in your term project.
For the selected dataset, discuss: type of spatial data represented, source, purpose for which it was developed, scale (i.e., level of detail), map projection, information contained in the attribute table, and any other matter you deem necessary.
Submit the name of the dataset you plan to review by Monday 2/4/02 for approval. A dataset cannot be reviewed by more than one student. Preference will be given to the student that first submits his/her dataset name. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on an case-by-case basis.
The GIS data review is due on Monday 3/25/02.
Prepare a paper on an application of GIS in your field of study.
Submit the title and a 150-word description of your proposed term project by Monday 2/11/02 for approval.
Deliver your term project in HTML electronic format by Monday 4/29/02, ready to be posted in the class web page. The final report should include:
- Header [Texas A&M University, Department of Civil Engineering, CVEN689 Applications of GIS to Civil Engineering, Instructor: Dr. Francisco Olivera, <project title>, <author> and <date>].
- Abstract [Stand-alone 200-word summary of your project]
- Introduction [(1) What is your project about?, (2) Why is your project topic important?]
- Literature review [(1) What has been done in the past?, (2) What is new in your project?]
- Methodology [What are the methods of analysis used in your project? If possible, this section should not be specific to the selected study area]
- Application, results and discussion [(1) What is the study area?, (2) What is the data you used, (3) What are the results of your analysis, (4) What do your results mean?]
- Conclusions [What has been learn from this project? This section should not include any concept not discussed in any of the previous sections]
Prepare a poster (24" x 36") that summarizes your work. The poster should include a label [Texas A&M University, Department of Civil Engineering, CVEN689 Applications of GIS to Civil Engineering, Instructor: Dr. Francisco Olivera, <project title>, <author> and <date>], maps, and text boxes. Feel free to use of charts, tables and/or pictures to better convey the information. Deliver the poster in hard-copy by Monday 4/29/02.
Additionally, present your work in a 15-minute in-class presentation at the end of the semester on the day and time assigned.
A term project topic cannot be developed by more than one student. Preference will be given to the student that first submits his/her project title. Exceptions to this rule will be considered on an case-by-case basis.
List of term projects.
Updated on 05/02/2002by Francisco Olivera