Geography 353 Cartography and Visualization

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Geog 353 Laboratory Information

Last Update: 9/26/17

The core of Geography 353 is the project: you will locate relevant data, clean up and process the data so it can be mapped in ArcGIS (GIS and mapping software), and design and produce a series of maps based on the data. You will be astounded that you end up knowing how to construct HTML pages, containing the project maps, which will be placed on the WWW. The WWW! Of all the damned things!


Science Center & GIS Lab Access:

After Hours access: Students in Geography 353 have OWU ID card access to the Science Center after hours. I will also provide students with after-hours access codes for the GIS lab.


Lab Exercises

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Lab 1: Locating Mappable Data on the WWW

50 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday August 30
DUE: Wednesday September 6

Lab 2: HTML & Map Mashups

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday September 6
In-class demo of basics DUE: Wednesday September 13
DUE: Wednesday September 20, with in-class demo of refined HTML pages
Visual Guide to HTML: basics of HTML

Lab 3: Data Processing: Part 1

50 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday September 13
DUE: Wednesday September 20

Lab 4: Introduction to ArcGIS

30 points
ASSIGNED: Monday September 19
DUE: Monday September 26

Lab 5: Linking data to Base Map, Data Processing Part 2

50 points
ASSIGNED: Monday September 25
DUE: Monday October 2

Lab 6: Mid-Project Evaluation

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday September 27
DUE: Monday October 9 (5pm)

Lab 7: Data Classification and Mapping

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday October 16
DUE: Wednesday October 25: Choropleth ("graduated color") classification
DUE: Wednesday November 1

Lab 8: Layouts and File Export

50 points
ASSIGNED: Monday November 6
DUE: Monday November 27

Lab 9: Cartographic Animation

50 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday November 8
DUE: Wednesday November 29

Lab 10: Lab 10: Final Project Evaluation

100 points
ASSIGNED: Monday November 13
DUE: Google Doc (let me know when shared) or PDF or Word Doc to Krygier by end of scheduled final exam period

Lab Project due with in-class Presentations Wednesday December 4


E-mail: jbkrygier@owu.edu

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