Approximate Date of Summative Assessments


    Feb 2- Feb 10



    Midterm Exam Project


    Student will be able to utilize geoprocessing and spatial analysis skills to complete project evaluation



    Feb 10, 2016

    Practice presentations


    Feb 12



    Connect Streams for Salmon Migration


    Students  will be able to use the Watershed and Overlay tools in AGO to analyze streams for Salmon Migration



    Feb 12, 2016

    AGO files



    Feb 19 – Feb 29



    Editing and preparing data

    Kernel density

    Creating crime maps


    Student will be able to write a process summary for a research project

    Student will be able to set environments for a map project

    Student will be able to make decisions about data analysis and drawing conclusions

    Student will be able to perform GIS analysis to identify crime patterns in Houston, TX




    Feb 29, 2016

    Law Enforcement Decisions:

    Taking a Bite out of Houston’s Crime


    Mar 2 – Mar 4



    Find Areas at Risk of Flooding in a Cloudburst


    Student will use AGO to analyze raster data and run geoprocessing models



    March 4, 2016

    AGO Files


     Mar 8 – Mar 18


    Urban Planning Decisions


    Student will be able to perform Fuzzy analysis of multiple layers



    Mar 18, 2016

    Where to Grow in San Diego?



    Mar 29


    Map Evaluation


    Student will be able to examine professionally generated maps and assess cartography and analysis.



    Mar 29, 2016

    Map evaluation report


    Mar 31- Apr 6



    A Place to Play


    Using spatial analysis tools to find potential parks that meet specified criteria

    Defining park access zones and enriching them with demographic information



    April 6, 2016

    AGO Files


    Apr 8-Apr 14


    Data overlays


    Student will be able to find features inside region and partially inside a region


    April 14, 2016

    GIS Tutorial 2

    Exercises 4-1 and 4-2


    Apr 19- Apr 21


    Project Proposal


    Final Project Proposal


    Apr 21, 2016

    Final Project Proposal


    Apr 25


    Story Maps


    Tell Your Story Using a Map

    How to create story maps

    The ArcGIS book


    Apr 25, 2016

    Story Map Files


    Apr 27 – May 16


    Independent Project Work


    Groups will work to complete independent project


    May 16, 2016

    Final map files and poster layout



    May 18


    Final Project PowerPoint


    Student will be able to organize final project information for formal presentation



    May 18, 2016

    PowerPoint file


    May 20


    Project Presentation


    Groups will practice their final project presentations


    May 22, 2016



    May 24


    GIS Forum


    Groups will present to JMU faculty


    May 24, 2016

    JMU Trip



    May 31 – June 14


    Story Maps


    Student will complete work on story map for final  project



    June 10, 2016