Thursday, May 8, 2008

Day 12

On day 12 we spent the majority of our time working on our final project.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Module 10 Maps

Day 11

Today we took a lab quiz and did an assignment that involved created different spatial analysts using NCDOT DEM data.

Day 10

I missed this class.

Module 8 Maps

Day 9 - GIS111

We spent this class learning about geoprocessing tools like Clipping, merging, dissolve, overlay and spatial joins. The lab this evening included an exercise on dissolve and clip.

Each time I try to post the images from the lab, Blogger gives me an error. Ill try again later.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Day 8 - GIS 111

This evening the class watched a video from ESRI. The professor was not in attendance, although I don't blame him for not showing up, as it was a great day to be outside.

Module 8 Maps

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Day 5 and 6

I forgot to mention the two classes that were cancelled. We did however have 2 online exercises that included a video tutorial which made the homework much easier to understand.

Day 7 - GIS 111

I was not able to attend the full class. I did stay for the lecture which covered Satellite imagery.

Module 6 Maps

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chapter 16 Maps

Day 4 - GIS 111

We took the first test tonight. The last time I took a college exam it was with punch cards, so the whole on-line experience was pretty cool. We also completed exercise 15.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Day 3 - GIS111

The class started off with a beautiful sunset. Unfortunately the 90 some slides were not has colorful. The news of the day was that we had a test next week. So I guess I will have to study some Wednesday night. Tonight we discussed Geodesy & Coord Systems as well as Map Projections. In the first half of the lecture, topics were centered around Ellipsiods, Geoids, and Sphere. The second half of the lecture was centered around Map Projections, their distortion properties, and how ArcMap defines projections and projects datasets.

Chapter 19 Map

Module 3 - Random Projections

World Loximuthal and WGS 1984 Antarctic Polar Stereographic projection types

Friday, February 1, 2008

Day 2 - GIS111

I survived another night in class. We discussed data models (coords and attributes), vector vs. raster data (as well as TIN), and the Geodatabase (new for 9.2). We worked on setting up a Geodatabase in the lab exercise. Although in the exercise we created a new feature class (waterlines), but there is no data. Maybe in another exercise we will import a waterlines mdb (atttribute table)?

I had wondered if someone had plotted Bent Creek out yet and sure enough Pete showed us a KML (Keyhole Markup Language) of the trails. He mentioned that another classmate has a more detailed file that he hopes to share at a later date. Also, a future class exercise will be to create a new map of Bent Creek. How exciting!!! I want to go and buy a GPS unit now.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chapter 13 Map

Yet another class exercise. Is it 10 yet?!?

Chapter 14 Map

Class exercise.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chapter 4 Map

Completed Exercise 4. For extra credit I added an additional layer (latlong).

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Chapter 3 Map

Day 1 - GIS111

Here is another post about this class

Module 1

The first day of class went well. The instructor seems cool. Within the class there are various types of people all with unique GIS background and objectives. Since we missed one day we will have to cram a little more in each night than originally planned in the syllabus. The first few modules seem to be straight forward, so the students should breeze through the assignments.