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GPHY384- Lecture1_intro

by: Sarah Massar

GPHY384- Lecture1_intro GPHY 384

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These are the notes from the first day of class. They describe what we will be going over this semester and a little bit of review from GPHY284.
Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
Stuart Challenger
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Massar on Sunday January 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GPHY 384 at Montana State University taught by Stuart Challenger in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis in Earth Sciences at Montana State University.


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Date Created: 01/03/16
GPHY384 Lecture 1­Intro 1/14/16 +In GPHY284 learned about the power of maps, now about the power of thinking spatially  +5W’s of Geography 1. What is where?  2. When is it there? ­Geologic data doesn’t change much, vegetation changes a little bit more often,  and Cadastral data (land ownership) changes a lot!   ­Spatio­Temporal Modeling­ model changes through space and time  \ 3. Why is it there? / How is it there?  4. Who cares?  ­Why are we being paid to map it?  5. Why do I care? +Not a software training class: want to learn to solve real­world problems  +Example: GIS can be used to manage a drought monitor using spatio­temporal information  because it changes so rapidly  +Use data­sets to create maps ­to map drought use smoke area and severity of fire data sets (keep scale in mind) +5 different measurement scales beyond qualitative and quantitative:  1. Nominal­ categorical/qualitative  ­land use (range or urban)  2. Ordinal­ ranked order  ­low  high  3. Interval­ relative location on a linear scale, no point of origin  ­temperature, years 4. Ratio­ relative on a linear scale with a fixed point of origin  ­elevation (sea­level)  5. Cyclic­ direction  + Snow Water Equivity (SWE)­ will estimate how much water there will be in the spring based  on snow melt  +GIS­ Geographic Information Sciences  ­How to collect, manage, process, and analyze geospatial data to communicate info  about real­world problems  ­Need to be able to think critically 


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