Apr 05, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

CIS1764 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS  COURSE PROCEDURE


CIS1764 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS  

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

CIS1764 - Geographic Information Systems Applications (3 hrs.)

This course will prepare students for the ArcGIS Web Application Developer Associate certification.  The topics will include basics of GIS on the Web, Geospatial web services, Geospatial mashups, mobile GIS, Geoportals, NSDI, Web GIS application in e-business, Web GIS applications in e-government, and real world case studies.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

None.

Co-requisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to prepare students to work with the ArcGIS software with real world situations.  These concepts provide a foundation for further courses in geographic information systems and preparation for the ArcGIS Web Application Developer Associate certification test.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to explain the following topics: basics of GIS on the Web, Geospatial web services, Geospatial mashups, mobile GIS, Geoportals, NSDI, Web GIS application in ebusiness, and Web GIS applications in e-government.  The student will solve real world case studies.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: GIS in the Web Era

Outcomes: Demonstrate knowledge of GIS on the Web

  • Define the Web and GIS
  • Discuss Web GIS origins and evolutions
  • Describe the Web GIS concept
  • List common Web GIS applications

UNIT 2: Technical Basics

Outcomes: Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to explain the basics of the Web and Web GIS

  • Define web fundamentals
  • Describe Web GIS basic architecture and components
  • Contrast thin versus thick client architecture
  • Discuss user experience design

 UNIT 3: Geospatial Web Services

Outcomes: Explain the different features of Geospatial Web service including service functions and service types

  • Contrast web sites to web services
  • Compare Geospatial Web service functions
  • Define Web service types
  • Discuss Interoperability and geospatial Web service standards
  • Explain how to optimize web services

UNIT 4: Geospatial Mashups

Outcomes: Describe how Geospatial mashups are used for web contents, functions, and interfaces

  • Discuss evolution and impact
  • Describe web contents, functions, and interfaces
  • Define mashup design and implementation
  • Discuss challenges and prospects

UNIT 5: Mobile GIS

Outcomes: Describe the techniques of implement GIS in the mobile environment

  • Contrast uses and benefits
  • Define supporting technologies
  • List solutions and products
  • Discuss application case studies
  • Compare challenges and prospects

UNIT 6: Geoportals

Outcomes: Explain the purpose of geoportals and case studies related to the benefits

  • Define concepts and uses
  • Describe functions and architectures
  • Discuss geoportal case studies
  • Explain challenges and prospects

UNIT 7: NSDI in the Web 2.0 Era

Outcomes: Define the current usage and definition of NSDI including Web services and Web services sharing

  • Contrast data duplication and Web services
  • Define Web services sharing
  • Describe assembling Web services
  • Explain challenges and prospects

UNIT 8: Web GIS Applications in E-Business

Outcomes: Explain how Web GIS applications are used electronically in business

  • Describe e-business and geo-business
  • Define types of applications
  • Explain challenges and prospects

UNIT 9: Web GIS Applications in E-Government

Outcomes: Explain how Web GIS applications are used electronically in the government

  • Describe e-government and geo-government
  • Define types of applications
  • Explain challenges and prospects

UNIT 10: Case Study Re-creation and Analysis

Outcomes: Recreate real world situations that will be solved in ArcGIS for a variety of application areas

  • Create ArcGIS solutions to real world situations in hazardous emergency
  • Build ArcGIS solutions for real world situations in hurricane damage 
  • Design ArcGIS solutions for real world situations in law enforcement 
  • Create ArcGIS solutions to real world situations in composite images
  • Build ArcGIS solutions for real world situations in unsupervised classification
  • Design ArcGIS solutions to real world situations in supervised classification
  • Create ArcGIS solutions to real world situations in basic lidar
  • Build ArcGIS solutions for real world situations in location of solar panels
  • Design ArcGIS solutions for real world situations in forest navigation height
  • Create ArcGIS solutions to real world situations in drone mapping

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

None

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.