Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Today we had lectures on Chapter 4 and chapter 7.
Chapter 4 is about Data Entry. Data Entry is the most expensive and time consuming of GIS. Also Data Entry involves taking infomation from maps and using it effectively. If the information is incorrect the GIS project is worthless.
Chapter 7 is about Digital Data Sources. There is a 3 step process Identify, obtain, and ingest. Digital data sources are web delivered from government sources and a lesser extent private sources. Spatial data formats/datafiles are Coverage, shapefile, and geodatabase.
We also done two chapters in lab today. Chapter 15 and 16.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007,
On Friday, September 14, we took our first test, Chapter 1-3. I have relized after taking the test, that I have a lot to learn about the terminology and information provided for GIS.
This will come in due time. We worked on lab during the remainder of class. The handouts have been quite useful for chapter 1 and 3.
Today I have finally learned how to upload the image file to the the post I am writing and change the size of the image.
I am just beginning to understand how popular GIS is becoming and hope to have a better understanding through time.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We also spoke about the test Tommorrow and we were requested to watch the video by ESRI,
Working with Map Projections and Coordinante Systems in ArcGIS. One of the examples used in the video was, how to project data on the fly. The video was informative and the instructor Milita kennedy asked 3 review questions during the presentation.
We also done Chapter 13 and posted the map to our blog.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
We also learned about exporting jpg images and uploading them to our blog. Also, we worked on Chapter 4 and 14 and finished any remaining work at home.
Homework also included Reading Chapter3 and we will work on Chapter 13 inclass.
Friday, August 24, 2007
GIS is two main things Where and What. Anything done in GIS is related to these two things.
GIS uses spatial information each and everyday.
GIS is needed due to the land mass getting smaller due to the population and is used to address social problems today. GIS is also used in urban planning, search and rescue, and public management to name a few.
Also, he gave us instruction on how to use the ARCGIS Software. We done Exercise 3a, 3b, and 3c.
For homework we created out blog and post a message about today. Also, to read Chapters 1&2 in both books.
So far, The class is a good beginning for the simester.