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

In-class exercises

ArcGIS Online

GIS3_inClass_afterGeocoding.zip
Putting our geocoding results online.


CAREER DAY 2017 - November 2

GIS3_sampleResume.pdf and SHIPGeo-GIS_38skills.pdf
Showcase what you can do.


City of Flint water crisis


LastWeekTonight: Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.
GIS3_inClass_FlintWaterLead.zip


GNSS revised, datetime fields, and some more Python

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


Spatial modeling

GIS3_inClass_SpatialModels.zip (35 MB)
Terrain analysis (revisted) and transforming a word problem into a spatial model.


Big spatial data and data reduction techniques

GIS3_inClass_DataReduction.zip (18.5 MB zipped)
Working with "big data" and developing meaningful data reduction skills.


Global Navigation Satellite Systems

theGPSandWAAS.kmz
The US GPS and WAAS.


Interoperability

Aron-Kylene-Rook-HFSV4995.jpg
Example photo that needs to be processed.

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


Amanda Huber @ University of Minnesota, Duluth

ArcGIS Web Map App
Amanda used ArcGIS to develop an online GIS portfolio.


Hurricane Harvey

WIRED
Alex Davies' article, "Harvey Wrecks up to a Million Cars in Car-dependent Houston".

NOAA Imagery
Post-hurricane reconnaissance imagery.

Esri story map
Esri and GeoCorps have been mapping the disaster.

nytimes.com
The NY Times has also been mapping the disaster.

GIS3_inClass_HurricaneHarvey.zip
Hurricane track and advisory data from the National Hurricane Center.


Delaware River Basin Project

DRB2070
A Web Map App that I built for the Delaware River Basin Project.

Lab assignments

ESRI Story Maps

Templates
What Kind of Story Do You Want to Tell?


Geocoding: A business applicaton of GIS

GIS3_Lab_Geocoding_updated.pdf (Updated at 7 PM on Oct. 25th.) and GIS3_Lab_Geocoding.zip
Parsing text strings, geocoding addresses, and analyzing the Carlisle pizza marketplace.

Big spatial data and Spatial data analysis

GIS3_Lab_SpatialData_SpatialAnalysis.pdf and GIS3_SpatialDataAndAnalysis_YBCW.zip (818 MB zipped, 18 GB unzipped)
Learning to download, reduce, and analyze spatial data (and big spatial data).

2017 Harrisburg Mural Festival

GIS3_Lab_GNSS_AGOL.pdf and GIS3_HBGMF_TrimbleData.zip (128 MB)
A practical way to learn how to achieve interoperability among Trimble GNSS, Google Docs, and ArcGIS Online.
GIS3_Lab_HBMF_followup.zip

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