From the brightest stars, students in UP507 Winter 2002:
final projects page
UP 507--Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisite: UP406 or permission of instructor
(that is, previous experience using GIS software)
Lecture: M: 2:30-4:30 p.m., 2216/2219, A&AB
Lab: M: 4:30-6:30 p.m. A&AB lab.
Office Hours in A&AB1235
Professor: Sandy Arlinghaus
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method of contact)
975-0246 (home phone)
Thus, students will learn some of the theory behind
the analysis and will have a chance to put theory into practice.
Guest speakers from various municipalities will illustrate how GIS is in
use in various locales. Students may work individually or in small
groups. All students are to post work, as it is done, on the website
set up during the first week of class. That way, students receive
ongoing feedback on progress.
Course Materials Required:
Required: an active U of M e-mail account
There will be a class website containing lecture notes, links to source materials on the web, citations to printed matter that might be useful, and strategies that might be of use in the lab.
Lab fee for course covers the cost of plotter usage (paper and ink) for creating posters as well as any related mapping expenses.
Two-hour lab in which students work on projects and have an opportunity to troubleshoot projects and learn new skills specific to their own interests. Both Sandy and Ming-Hui will be available in lab to help in the process. Lab is a good time to take advantage of their expertise.