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Geog 353 Laboratory Information

Last Update: 11/16/15

The core of Geography 353 is the laboratory 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:

Science Center building open:

  • Mon - Fri 7am to 10pm
  • Sat 7am - 6pm
  • Sun 7:30am - Midnight

GIS Lab (Sci Ctr 207) door open:

  • Mon - Fri 7am -7pm

After Hours access: Students in Geography 353 have OWU ID card access to the Science Center via the west entrance (on the atrium level). Also, please request a code from Krygier to get after-hours access to the GIS lab.

Lab Exercises

Note: If a lab does not have the current semester's date, then it is not updated!

Lab 1: Locating Mappable Data on the WWW

50 points
ASSIGNED: Monday August 31
DUE: Wednesday September 2

Lab 2: HTML & Map Mashups

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday September 2
In-class demo of basics DUE: Wednesday September 16
DUE: Wednesday September 23, 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 16
DUE: Wednesday September 23

Lab 4: Introduction to ArcGIS

30 points
ASSIGNED: Monday September 21
DUE: Monday September 28

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

50 points
ASSIGNED: Monday September 28
DUE: Monday October 5

Lab 6: Mid-Project Evaluation

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday September 30
DUE: Monday October 12 (5pm)

Lab 7: Data Classification and Mapping

100 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday October 21
DUE: Monday October 26: Choropleth ("graduated color") classification
DUE: Wednesday November 2

Lab 8: Layouts and File Export

50 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday November 4
DUE: Monday November 30

Lab 9: Cartographic Animation

50 points
ASSIGNED: Wednesday November 11
DUE: Wednesday December 2

Lab 10: Final Project Evaluation

100 points
ASSIGNED:Monday November 16
DUE: Google Doc (let me know when shared) or PDF or Word Doc to Krygier by Tuesday December 15 at 11:43 am OR end of scheduled final exam time for course

Lab Project due with in-class Presentations Wednesday December 9


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