title>Geog387 GIS Visualization Syllabus
GIS Data Visualization
Syllabus for Fall 2015 (under construction!)
The table below lists a previous semester's topics and assignments (approximately) by week.
|Week||Topic, Readings and Assignments|
|1||Introduction to GIS Visualization & Cartographic Method
Read: Slocum ch 1, 2, & 3; Wikipedia: "Scientific Visualization" and "Geovisualization"; Brewer DBM ch 1; Robinson Forward, I, II
Lab: Websites established.
|2||Getting started using a GIS
Lab: ArcGIS Overview; Basic use of ArcGIS; Export map images. Make, export and post maps on your website.
|3||GIS & Conceptual Data modelling
Read: Slocum ch 4, 5, & 6
Lab: ArcGIS Overview; Basic use of ArcGIS; Export map images. Transforming models.
|4||Maps for Web and Projection Presentation
Read: Slocum ch 24, skim ch 6, 7, 8, 9
Lab: Can one design work on screen and projector? (link)
Read: Robinson IV, V, VI; Brewer ch 2 & 3
Lab: Focus on Type. (link)
|6|| Symbology: Color in Choropleth and Dasymetric Maps
Read: Slocum ch 14, 15; Brewer 4 & 5
Lab: Experimenting with color symbols. (link)
|7|| Interactivity (reconsidering GIS and Alice Through the Looking Glass?)
Read: Slocum ch 22, 24
Lab: Basic Online Clickable Map.
Symbology: Time and Animation with tracking analyst
Read: Slocum ch 21
Lab: buoys oil or critters moving. tracking analyst
|9||Mid-term exam (around here)|
|10|| Considering Google Earth: what is it? how does it work?
can I bend it to my will?
Read: Slocum ch 24, 25, 26; kml documentation; Sheppard and Cizek (2009) "The ethics of Google Earth: Crossing thresholds from spatial data to landscape visualisation", Journal of Environmental Management 90, 2102-2117.
Lab: Post map image in Google earth
|11|| Google Earth, scene graphs, and vector data
Term project idea due: 1 page outlining the question or problem, the data, and a sketch of the visualization(s) you intend to produce.
Lab: Post vector map data in Google earth
Graphic Limits, the Web and Cartographic Design; How to Assess
what we see?
Read: McKendry & Machlis (2008) "Cartographic design and the quality of climate change maps", Climate Change , v. 95, n. 1&2, pp 219-230.
Sticky situations: Symbology: Multivariate situations
(including uncertainty). What to make of them?.
Read: Slocum ch 18, 23
Lab: How much is enough or too much. How much can you show?
Catching up with the future.
Read: Peterson (2014)
|Final||As per university schedule.|