Professor:
Sandra Arlinghaus
sarhaus@umich.edu
Office Hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays, much of the day.
Office:  1235 Art and Architecture Building
Others by appointment.


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UP402/696.028 and NRE600.043
Maps and Decisions
Fall, 2003
Wednesday, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Lecture: 7-8:30
Lab: 8:30-10 (10:30)
2213 Art & Architecture Building and Media Union


Week 1, Sept. 3
  • Syllabus
  • Maps on the computer
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • One page biosketch
  • Discussion; project ideas
  • Lab:  websites and projects


  • Week 2, Sept. 10
  • Map Coloring
  • Four Color Theorem
  • Choropleth Maps
  • Future Directions


  • Week 3, Sept. 17
  • Four Corners, D. Barr
  • CSF samples



  • Week 4, Sept. 24
  • A fundamental geographical problem:  Scale
  • Animated Maps--samples.  Animation integrates space and time.



  • Week 5, Oct. 1
  • How can you tell the inside from the outside--(the Mobius strip was a one-sided surface...)  Jordan Curve Theorem; implications for mapping.
  • The Jordan Curve Theorem:
  • Defining regions in the absence of regional information:  making something from nothing--as in the case last week with the surrogate variable of 1995 data to mimick migration patterns?



  • Week 6, Oct. 8
  • ArcView comes with an onboard information systems:  base maps and databases.
  • Transform other situations to the one above:

  • Bring in new data
    Bring in new maps--scan them; digitize them from scanned images.


    Oct. 13-14, Fall Study Break

    Week 7, Oct. 15
  • Troubleshooting



  • Week 8, Oct. 22
  • Midterm Presentations
  • salinay, Daniel Slosberg
  • hharriet, Harriet Hamilton
  • ppolansk, Paul Polanski
  • spschult, Steve Schultz
  • szukaiti, Scott Szukaitis
  • waltona, Andrew Walton
  • mbunce, Melanie Bunce
  • adgreen, Elly Green
  • racheleg, Rachel Green
  • smichejd, Steve Michejda
  • ncrobins, Nicole Robinson
  • carowest, Carolyn Westbrooks
  • whiner, Stephanie Givinsky
  • lroumell, Loren Roumell
  • schwarmi, Michael Schwartz
  • looseg, Geoffrey Loose
  • ebeckett, Eric Beckett



  • Week 9, Oct. 29
    Map Projections


    Week 10, Nov. 5
    Map Projections


    Week 11, Nov. 12
    Dot Density Maps


    Week 12, Nov. 19
    Adjacency issues


    Week 13, Nov. 26
  • No class; Thanksgiving recess begins, 5:00 p.m.



  • Week 14,  Dec. 3
  • Fractal Marina
  • Overview



  • Week 15, Dec. 10
    Last class; final presentations
  • salinay, Daniel Slosberg
  • hharriet, Harriet Hamilton
  • ppolansk, Paul Polanski
  • spschult, Steve Schultz
  • szukaiti, Scott Szukaitis
  • waltona, Andrew Walton
  • mbunce, Melanie Bunce
  • adgreen, Elly Green
  • racheleg, Rachel Green
  • smichejd, Steve Michejda
  • ncrobins, Nicole Robinson
  • carowest, Carolyn Westbrooks
  • whiner, Stephanie Givinsky
  • lroumell, Loren Roumell
  • schwarmi, Michael Schwartz
  • [looseg, Geoffrey Loose]
  • ebeckett, Eric Beckett



  • Week 16, Dec. 17
  • Final Projects due by 5:00 p.m.

  • Party afterwards, Sandy's home!

  • A Few Technical Matters
  • Links
  • Feedback Form
  • Feedback Info
  • Survey Form
  • Survey Info
  • Bromley NIS



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