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INTL433 - Geographic Information Systems II

Course Details

Course Code: INTL433 Course ID: 3211 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Using the ArcGIS software, students will be taught how to manipulate datasets based on complex queries in several advanced platforms within the GIS environment including geospatial analyses, creating basic models, interpolation among multiple data points, and advanced data table editing and creation. Students will learn methodologies for determining the presence or absence of patterns and identify associations among different data layers. Additionally, students will be taught to examine cases where GIS could have been used but was not, and postulate how this system could have improved analysis within each case. This course will focus on vector data analysis techniques only. (Prerequisite: INTL432)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Create advanced geospatial maps from the Esri Geographic Information Systems software ArcMap, illustrating solutions to research questions.

CO-2: Articulate the use of geographic features and attributes in map production.

CO-3: Understand the importance and use of map projections, datums, and coordinate systems.

CO-4: Understand spatial data types and their use in GIS

CO-5: Understand and perform geoprocessing techniques

CO-6: Present the results of a geospatial analysis via maps, charts, or reports

CO-7: Articulate the competing interests of massive open source GIS data, and safety and security

CO-8: Understand the world of Volunteered Geographic Information

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an 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 is due at the end of week 2, and consists of lab and written work.

Midterm Assignment – 25 percent

The Midterm Assignment is due at the end of week 4, and consists of lab and written work.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

The Final Assignment is due at the end of week 8, and consists of lab and written work.

E-book available in the APUS Online Library. Hard

copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.

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

Bob Booth and Andy Mitchell. 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).

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

Department of the Army. FM 5-33 (obsolete/out of print). July, 1990.
http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/fm5-33(90).pdf (accessed September 18,
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-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/psychology-of-intelligence-analysi
/PsychofIntelNew.pdf (accessed 14 August 2013).

Moore, David T. Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis. Occasional Paper Number Fourteen.
Washington, DC: National Defense Intelligence College, March 2007. Retrieved from
http://ni-u.edu/ni_press/pdf/Critical_Thinking.pdf. (Accessed January 20, 2016).

National Park Service. “Key Terrain; Observation and Fields of Fire; Cover and Concealment;
Obstacles; and Avenues of Approach and Retreat at the Battle of Buckland Mills 19th October
1863” n.d. http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/documents/committees/TranspComm/minute
/Battle_of_Buckland_KOCOA_Analysis.pdf

(accessed September 18, 2013).

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

Required Journal Articles and Internet sources will be provided in appropriate classroom simulation 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/

Spatial Environment Contributing to Battlefield Success

http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/documents/committees/TranspComm/minutes/Battle_of_Buckland_KOCOA_Analysis.pdf

FM 5-33

http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/fm5-33(90).pdf

Introduction to Terrain Analysis

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

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:The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9781879102064
Author:Andy Mitchell
Unit Cost:$24.01
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.