|Topic||Time Devoted to Each Topic||Activity|
|Introduction to GIS||1 week||Define GIS, discuss class topics, and review types of data, typical sources, and file formats. |
|Existing Conditions Mapping||1 week||Review projections, coordinate systems, and how data interacts.|
|Thematic Mapping and Basic Principles||1 Week||How to utilize choropleth mapping to create visual presentations. |
Mid-term project assigned.
|Field Inventory and Data Collection||1 Week||How to enhance existing data and collect new data. |
Methodology, concerns, and exploration.
How to link data including working with demographic and social data from US Census.
| Site Analysis and Suitability using Geoprocessing Tools||2 Weeks||Use Geoprocessing tools to conduct basic site analysis and suitability assessments.|
|Site Analysis Using Spatial Analyst||1 Week||Explore the benefits of using Spatial Analyst within Landscape Architecture/Planning. Focus will be placed on hotspot analysis, nearest neighbor, random sampling, and cluster analysis. |
|Midterm Project Reviews/Presentations||1 Week ||Students will present mid-term projects and findings. Group discussion will evaluate success of analysis in solving project goals.|
|Visual programming / Model builder ||1 Week||An introduction to conceptual modeling and visual programming using model builder.|
|Map algebra and weighted analysis ||1 Week||Landscape analysis and planning with map algebra.|
|Network Analyst and Asset Mapping||1 Week||Explore the use of Network Analyst based assessments for reviewing site accessibility.|
| 3D analyst– Topography, slopes, and hydrologic mapping tools ||1 Week||Explore how to model/visualize topography from existing sources. Tools will include looking at viewshed analysis tools.|
|Final Review Charrette and Workflow||1 Week||Work in teams to develop workflow and data report for final project. |
Students will pick from 2 design questions, develop workflow/diagram process, and gather data.
|3D Analyst Part 2 - Lidar binning and Data Conversion||1 week||Compute topographic models from Lidar data using binning. Review techniques for exporting data to AutoCAD, Sketchup, and other 3D applications.|
|Future Technologies and Applications||1 week||Review and discuss potential emerging technologies – Social/crowdsource mapping, City Engine, and UAVs. |
|Final project presentations||1 week||Review and discussion of student’s final project.|