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Course Details

Course Code: INTL432 Course ID: 3210 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) contain a powerful set of tools for data acquisition, management, query and display. This course will provide students with a substantial foundation of skills to merge both theoretical and applied information with hands-on practical training utilizing the basic tools provided with the GIS software.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Demonstrate the skills to lay out, save, and export geospatial maps using the ToolWire virtual lab using the Esri Geographic Information Systems software.

CO2: Explain the value of objective analytic tradecraft to spatial problem sets.

CO3: Apply ArcCatalog data as layers to a map.

CO4: Implement basic ArcGIS functions relating to databases, layers, labels and features.

CO5: Articulate how to assess data from multiple sources in terms of its usefulness, accuracy, and potential for application into an ArcGIS project.

CO6: Understand the wide uses of GIS to address many of society’s problems.

CO7: Explain how GIS supports national security and law enforcement objectives.

Discussion Forums – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET, and respond to more than two of your classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET.

Progress Assignment – 25 percent

The Progress Assignment consists of lab and written work.

Midterm Assignment – 25 percent

The Midterm Assignment consists of lab and written work.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

The Final Assignment consists of lab and written work.

Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php and search by the course number (ex: LITR210) to access your required resources.

Our text is an E-book and directions for accessing it are located as an attachment to the Week 1 Forum. If you encounter difficulties viewing the e-book, please visit the HELP/FAQs section of the Online Library. If you still have questions, please contact librarian@apus.edu for assistance.

Please Note: Stateside students will not be sent the hard copy version of this text. If you wish to purchase the text, you may do so through our recommended bookstore ED MAP or the bookseller of your choice.

Additional Resources

Booth, Bob and Mitchell, Andy. Getting Started with ArcGIS GIS by ESRI. n.d.
http://webfacstaff.sas.upenn.edu/~dromano/classes/gis/files/Getting_Started_with_ArcGIS.pdf
(accessed 18 August 2013).

Barry Katz. The Arts of War: "Visual Presentation" and National Intelligence Source: Design Issues,
Vol. 12, No. 2, (Summer, 1996), pp. 3-21 Published by: The MIT Press Stable URL:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1511709. Available to Students as a pdf.

Betz, Chris. "GIS and Multimedia in the Military." Directions Magazine. March 18, 2003.
http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/gis-and-multimedia-in-the-military/123958 (accessed
August 15, 2013).

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Joint Publication 2-03 Geospatial Intelligence in Joint
Operations. Washington: JCS, 2012. Retrieved from: HYPERLINK "http://www.dtic.mi
/doctrine/new_pubs/jp2_03.pdf" http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp2_03.pdf . Last
accessed 15 August 2013

Heuer, Richards J., Jr. The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (Washington, DC: Center for the Study
of Intelligence, 1999), Retrieved from HYPERLINK "https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the
study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence
analysis/PsychofIntelNew.pdf" https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligenc
/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence-analysi
/PsychofIntelNew.pdf . last accessed 14 August 2013.

Newkirk, Greg and Perkes, Trevor. Gaining Competency With GIS: How-to Manual for ArcGIS
Desktop, Version 10. (Idaho: Maia L.L.C., 2010), Retrieved from
http://ebooks.apus.edu.ezproxy1.apus.edu/INTL432/Newkirk_2012.pdf .Last accessed 11
November 2015.

Rosen, Rebecca J. "Interactive Gettysburg: Using Modern Mapping Tools for a New Look at the
Historical Battle." The Atlanic. July 1, 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archiv
/2013/07/interactive-gettysburg-using-modern-mapping-tools-for-a-new-look-at-the-historical
battle/277432/ (accessed August 15, 2013).

National Park Service. "OCOKA Military Terrain Analysis." Vicksburg National Military Park. n.d.
http://www.nps.gov/vick/parkmgmt/upload/5._OCOKA_Military_Terrain_Analysis.pdf
(accessed August 15, 2013).

Singh, Major Jagmohan. "The Importance of GIS of Battlefield Surveillance." Geospatial World. 2004.
http://www.geospatialworld.net/paper/application/ArticleView.aspx?aid=920 (accessed August
15, 2013).

Sherbinin, Alex de. CIESIN Thematic Guides, Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. New York,
September 2002. http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/sedac/thematic-guide
/ciesin_lucc_tg.pdf (accessed August 15, 2013)

Smithsonian Institution . "A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg." Smithsonian
Magazine. July 1, 3013. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/A-Cutting
Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg.html (accessed August 15, 2013).

Wikipedia. "Participants in Operation Enduring Freedom." Wikipedia. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.or
/wiki/Participants_in_Operation_Enduring_Freedom (accessed August 15, 2013).

The Lesson folder contains various resources to include weekly lectures in .pdf format or MS PowerPoint presentations. Material found there is likely to appear in the Assignments as appropriate.

Required Journal Articles and Internet sources will be provided in appropriate Forum folders.

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name Website URL/Address Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website/URL Address

Lab Week 1: Cuba Maps

http://www.fiu.edu/~gebelein/Cuba_website/ cuba_physical_geog/no_legend/research_resources.htm

Geospatial Intelligence Support to Joint Operations

http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp2_03.pdf

Geospatial Intelligence Basic Doctrine - Publication 1-0

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/nga/doctrine.pdf

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence-analysis/PsychofIntelNew.pdf

Getting Started with ArcGIS

http://web-facstaff.sas.upenn.edu/~dromano/classes/gis/files/Getting_Started_with_ArcGIS.pdf

Washington DC GIS Data Catalog

http://data.dc.gov/

ESRI Help 10.1

http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/Welcome_to_the_ArcGIS_Help_Library/00qn0000001p000000/

The Importance of GIS in Battlefield Surveillance

http://www.geospatialworld.net/paper/application/ArticleView.aspx?aid=920

Spatial Environment Contributing to Battlefield Success

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/A-Cutting-Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/interactive-gettysburg-using-modern-mapping-tools-for-a-new-look-at-the-historical-battle/277432/

GIS and Multimedia in the Military

http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/gis-and-multimedia-in-the-military/123958

OCOKA Military Terrain Analysis

http://www.nps.gov/vick/parkmgmt/upload/5._OCOKA_Military_Terrain_Analysis.pdf

Introduction to Terrain Analysis

http://www.mc.edu/rotc/files/8113/1471/9553/MSL_202_L03a_Intro_to_Terrain_Analysis.pdf

CIESIN Thematic Guides, Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. New York, September 2002

http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/binaries/web/sedac/thematic-guides/ciesin_lucc_tg.pdf

Book Title:Gaining Competency with GIS: How-To Manual for ArcGIS Desktop Version 10 - e-book link available inside the classroom and APUS Online Library
ISBN:INTL432-NTMO
Publication Info:Maia LLC
Author:Newkirk, Perkes
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:ArcGIS Software - available inside the classroom
ISBN:NTMO
Publication Info:ESRI
Author:ESRI
Electronic Unit Cost:$70.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.