Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Department of Geography-Earth Science
Shippensburg University

About

GIS is a STEM discipline. The purpose of GIS 3 is to provide students with a capstone, project-based experience in the Geographic Information Science & Technology arena. It is designed to help students advance their understandings and skills with geospatial data and technology – it is not for beginners. GIS 3 serves as one of six courses that can be used to satisfy the elective requirement of the undergraduate GIS Letter of Program and it is a required course for Geography majors following the GIS track.

Course pack

Rubrics

Weekly calendars

GIS3 Capstone Projects

Lab assignments

Interoperability revisited

GIS3_Lab_GNSS_UAS_FA2018.pdf and GIS3_Lab_Interoperability.zip
Integrating multiple forms of geotechnology to highlight current site and situation conditions at the Hornbaker Wetland.
Saturday collect and Monday collect (each is 1.2 GB zipped).


Visibility analysis

GIS3_Lab_LanduseVisibility.pdf and GIS3_Lab_VisibilityAnalysis.zip
Learning advanced terrain analysis techniques to evaluate an unsightly land use issue.


Geocoding: A business applicaton of GIS

GIS3_Lab_Geocoding.pdf and GIS3_LabData_Geocoding.zip
A business application that involves parsing text strings, geocoding addresses, and performing date-a analysis.


ArcGIS Online and Story Maps

GIS3_Lab_AGOL.pdf
What is ArcGIS Online and what kind of story do you want to tell?



 

In-class exercises

What have you accomplished?

ArcNews_Spring2018.pdf and ShipGEO_GIS_37skills.pdf
Some advice about how to communicate competencies and accomplishments in your resume.


Story mapping

GIS3_InClass_GNSS_UAS.zip (31 MB)
A follow-up exercise to our drone/GNSS/GIS lab exercise.


GNSS and datetime fields revisited

GIS3_inClass_GNSS_datetime.zip (< 1 MB)
Look at them go!


Spatial thinking, Part 2

GIS3_inClass_YosemiteHorsetailFirefall.zip (26 MB)
Thinking about how you think about spatial data and questions.


Spatial thinking, Part 1

GIS3_inClass_SpatialThinking.zip (35 MB)
Thinking about how you think about spatial data and questions.


Spatial modeling

GIS3_inClass_SpatialModels.zip (36 MB)
Transforming a word problem into a spatial model and terrain analysis (revisted).


ArcGIS Online

GIS3_inClass_afterGeocoding.zip
Putting our geocoding results online.


Geocoding

GIS3_inClass_FlintWaterLead.zip
From the Lead-in-water-crisis at Flint, MI.


Video: Here's how Flint's water crisis happened



GIS3_inClass_geocoding.zip
A workflow for coercing text-based street addresses into map features.



Gerrymandering

About Pennsylvania's “clearly, plainly, and palpably” gerrymandered map


Interoperability

GIS3_inClass_dinomite.zip
City Beautiful Again: The painted dinosaurs of Harrisburg.




Contact

Addresses

Scott A. Drzyzga, Ph.D., GISP
Department of Geography-Earth Science
Center for Land Use & Sustainability
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257

CV: current
Web: http://webspace.ship.edu/sadrzy/
E-mail: sadrzy@ship.edu
@MapScience