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Last week of Classes

MondayVirtual Class on GPS, See GPS module in Canvas
David will be available from 8:30 to 11 on Zoom for questions
Wednesday – Q&A zoom 8:30-9:30
Friday class – Discussion of your Project 3 posters in Digication
lab  = zoom with David for project assistance; please use that time to get your questions answered.

Wednesday March 31

Live class – More map composition suggestions; Come with questions about map and poster composition, plus any query about projects for help and assistance (project 3 or final project).

Monday March 29

Virtual class  on map composition.
See Map Composition module in Canvas

Copy the  folders MapCoordinaes, MapServiceCreditRemoval, and extent_indicators from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\ or snag these zip files
MapCoordinates.zip
MapServiceCreditRemoval.zip
extent_indicators.zip

Friday March 26

Virtual class  (uses satellite_demo in ArcGIS Pro)
from Canvas Remote Sensing module
–Image Classification page
–Supervised Classification intro
— Creating Training Regions
(watch me, then pause and do some on your own)
— Classification
Segmentation (maybe)

Lab Project 3: improved landslide hazard mapping

Monday March 22

Virtual class  (uses satellite_demo in ArcGIS Pro)
from Canvas Remote Sensing module
–Image Classification page
— intro and simple discriminants
— unsupervised classification

Friday March 19

Virtual class  (uses satellite_demo in ArcGIS Pro)
from Canvas Remote Sensing module
–last two sections of Image Processing page (3 videos)

Lab: Exercise 6
— Part one:
— Part two:

Wednesday March 17

We are in zoom. Bring questions.  Quiz today.
Working on satellite_demo

Monday March 15

Copy the  lidar folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
or download and unzip this file to your C:\GIS\demo folder
satellite_demo.zip

Videos are in the Remote Sensing module in Canvas;
–the last two on the “Remote Sensing – Principles and Platforms” page (Landsat and LIDAR) and
–the first two on “Remote Sensing – Image Processing” (Contrast Enhancement and Illumination)

Friday March 12

Copy the  satellite_demo folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
or download and unzip these to your C:\GIS\demo folder
satellite_demo.zip

Class: Videos in Remote Sensing Module
See the Remote Sensing module in Canvas
–page “Remote Sensing – Principles and Platforms”

Lab: Exercises (Note: Environmental Studies students are presenting their capstones to faculty and will need to leave for a 3 pm Zoom call, David will record session and post following lab).

–Files to use/upload are in R: or box
–The assignment is  in Canvas ( with a link to a pdf of a piece of Bolstad lab 3) and it  uses this exercise page

Wed March 10

We are on Zoom today. Q&A, then start remote sensing.

Monday March 8

Virtual Class: Finish the Fuzzy Logic module (3 videos)

Delete your copy of the Fuzzy folder if you already copied it. It had mistakes in it!  Recopy a new  fuzzy folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
or download and unzip this new zip file to your C:\GIS\demo folder
fuzzy.zip

Quiz due by midnight Wednesday (ask questions in class that day)

Friday March 5

Virtual Class: Finish the last part of Shape Analyses module (patch demo folder) and start on the Probability module (using first buffer, then fuzzy, demo folders) first video there and the “fix”

Copy the  fuzzy folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
or download and unzip these to your C:\GIS\demo folder
fuzzy.zip

Lab: Project 2

Wednesday March 3

Break!

Monday March 1

Copy the shape, distribution, and patch folders from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
or download and unzip these to your C:\GIS\demo folder
shape.zip
distribution.zip
patch.zip

The lectures for today are found in the Shape Analyses module.  Please do the Line shape, Line Orientation and Point Distribution (clusters) sections.  The last one (patch shape) we’ll save for Friday.

There is a quiz today; due at midnight

Friday Feb 26

In the Neighborhood Analyses module, finish the third video on the Neighborhood Filters page (18 mins)
and continue with those on the Interpolating surfaces page.
1. Interpolation (34 mins)
2. Trend Surfaces ( 15 mins)
< hit reload if these aren’t visible.they’re uploading this morning>

If you haven’t yet, copy the surface_trend folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to  your P: demo folder

Or download surface_trend.zip to your C:\GIS\demo folder

Wednesday Feb 24

“live” class. I’ll take questions and then fill in some gaps from our topics.  Interpolation and surfaces will be virtual on Friday AM.

 Monday Feb 22

The lectures for today are found in the Neighborhood Analyses Module in Canvas
(Clump, plus first two of Neighborhood filters gets you to almost an hour’s class)

Copy the clumps, filter and surface_trend folders from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
(and the topo folder too, if you don’t already have it)
…Or download these zip files to your C:\GIS folder
clumps.zip
filter.zip
surface_trend.zip

Friday February 19, 2021

Next week, my goal is to have Mon & Fri lectures virtual
and Wed as a lecture/Q&A about the lectures. Send me your thoughts about this plan if you agree or disagree. thanks.

Open the density project

Copy the watershed folder from
“R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\”
to your P drive
(and the topo folder too, if you don’t already have it)
…Or download this zip file to your C:\GIS folder
watershed.zip

 

Wed Feb 17

Copy the least_cost_buffer,  proximity and density folders from “R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\
to your P drive

Or download these to your C:
least_cost_buffer.zip
proximity.zip
density.zip

Monday Feb 15

Materials for the virtual lectures are in the Distance Analyses module in Canvas on the “Distance: Buffers & Cost Distance” page.

Copy the buffer and friction folders from “R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\

or download these zip files if you’re working on your own PC.
buffer.zip
friction.zip

WedFeb 10

Copy “R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo\topo  and \inverse
to your P: drive demo folder
or
download these zip files
inverse.zip
topo.zip
And open the inverse project.

Fri Feb 5

Open the simplify project from the simplify folder.

Wed Feb 3

After the case studies, we may get to the project in the simplify folder…..so you can open it.

Monday Feb 1

If you’ve already copied the “overlay” folder to your P: or local drive, rename it “overlay_old” or delete it.  I had some errors in it. Sorry. Repeat the copy process, and add another folder called “simplify.”

Copy the “overlay” and “simplify” folders from
R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo  (aka: \\geodata\vol2\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo)
to your GIS\demo folder
or download these zip files to your C:\GIS folder locally and unzip ’em
overlay.zip
simplify.zip

Friday Jan 29

Open the IntroPro project one last time 🙂
and copy the folder below if you didn’t last time.

Wed Jan 27

Copy the “overlay” folder from
R:\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo  (aka: \\geodata\vol2\courses\GEOL260\sharedwork\demo)
to your GIS\demo folder
or download this zip file to your C:\GIS folder locally and unzip it.
overlay.zip

but don’t open that one yet,
…. open the IntroPro demo project from your GIS folder

Monday Jan 25

open the IntroPro demo project from your GIS folder (locally or P: drive if myVI or on campus)

Friday (aka Monday) Jan 22

Have you joined the ArcGIS Online organization?
Make sure you can start ArcGIS Pro either on your own laptop, a lab machine or myVI.  But don’t yet….

——wait! we will do the following together in class ——-

  1. Find your folder for storing in-class exercises and make a folder within it called “GIS” (NOTE: no spaces in any names of files or folders, EVER)
    -if on campus or in myVI go to
    \\geodata\vol0\your_W&L_username&year\
    where your_W&L_username&year is your network login name and year like your mail address. All data and maps for this class should go into this GIS folder (except for any group projects, when you’ll want to share data with your partner).
    – if on your own PC, make a folder on the C:\drive called GIS

2. Inside your own GIS folder, create 4 new folders called “demo” “exercises” “download” and “projects”
demo – for work you do during the class periods
exercises – for tutorial and exercise work in lab and on your own
projects – for the four open-ended assignments
downloads – for temporary storage of GIS data downloaded from the web, and usually unzipped to somewhere else

Note about our Geology shared drive (geodata)

Volume information: Geology has access to several volumes on a data server called \\geodata. In some labs, they have already been assigned drive letters (like C:\ or H:\ are mapped to specific places). All members of this class and Geology majors should have permission to use \\geodata.
– \\geodata\vol0 has folders that can be used by a single student and the geology professors. Students cannot open, write or edit files in other student folders. This is where you’ll store the GIS work for this class. It is mapped to the P:\ drive in the Geology computer lab. Use vol1 (below) for group work.
– \\geodata\vol1 is for temporarily storing large files used in classes and research. Students have read/write permission and should put their data in the \Students folder in a folder named using your login name. It is mapped to the Q:\ drive in the Geology lab and perhaps Parmly. Do not store copyrighted material such as movies or music on this drive. Be careful please, you can destroy or move other people’s work!
– \\geodata\vol2 is for permanent storage of spatial data. Students only have read rights. It is mapped to the R:\ drive on Geology computers.

PC Users or myVI. If you want to map the drives, click the “map geology drives” link in the menu Download and unzip a .bat file that assigns the server volumes to letters P, Q and R.  If you’d always like to do that from any computer quickly, I recommend saving that file (right click on it). If you log in to myvi.wlu.edu, and run this bat file there, the \\geodata drives should remain mapped for your myvi login.

Wednesday January 20, 2021
Welcome to GIS and Remote Sensing !

If we’re going to do a demonstration in class that requires you to copy files,  I will put instructions here. This needs to be done before we start class. Usually takes less than a minute or two. Please check here before every class.

You have three options for using ArcGIS Pro

  1. download it and install it on your PC (sorry, Mac users)
    1. login with your ArcGIS (ESRI) login here  https://my.esri.com/
    2. go to download the ArcGIS Pro software
    3. install it on your computer
  2. use it in a computer lab at W&L, Geology, Parmly, library, etc
  3. you can use it on a remote desktop (either Mac or PC from off campus)
    1. BEFORE you do that, install “Citrix Workspace” by going here
      https://www.citrix.com/downloads/workspace-app/
    2. download it
    3. then open a connection to myvi.wlu.edu
    4. NOTE: if you already have used myVI, then you might have “citrix receiver” installed ( the default program). It works, but not quite as well.