COURSE OUTLINE FOR CREDIT COURSE

Basic Course Information

Courses numbered 1 - 49 are remedial or college preparatory courses which do not apply toward an A. A. Degree and are not intended for transfer. Courses numbered 50-99 apply toward an AA Degree, but are not intended for transfer. Courses numbered 100 and higher apply toward an AA Degree and/or are intended for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Discipline: GEOG
Course Number: 144
Title: Internet Mapping and Application Development

Units and Hours

Units: 3.00
Grade Option: Grade/Pass/No Pass
Course Length in Weeks: Min Weeks - 16 Max Weeks - 18
Min Semester Hours
Hour Type
Hours
Min Semester Hours
Max Semester Hours
Lecture Category
2.50
40.00
45.00
Lab Category
1.50
24.00
27.00
Subtotal
4.00
64.00
72.00
Out of Class Hour
5.00
80.00
90.00
Totals
9.00
144.00
162.00
Max Semester Hours
Hour Type
Hours
Min Semester Hours
Max Semester Hours
Max Lecture Category
2.50
40.00
45.00
Max Lab Category
1.50
24.00
27.00
Max Subtotal
4.00
64.00
72.00
Max Out of Class Hour
5.00
80.00
90.00
Max Totals
9.00
144.00
162.00

Grading Basis: Grade/Pass/No Pass
Basic Skills Requirements: Appropriate Language and/or Computational Skills.

Requisites

To satisfy a prerequisite, the student must have earned a letter grade of A, B, C or P(Pass) in the prerequisite course, unless otherwise stated.

Prerequisite: GEOG 120
Corequisite (Course required to be taken concurrently): None
Prerequisite: (Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in): None
Recommended Preparation: None
Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): None

Catalog Description

Involves the design, creation, configuration, and optimization of geospatial services and applications to deliver content across the Internet. The student will construct web mapping applications with a variety of user interfaces.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students should be able to explain the functions of the WebGIS Server.
  2. Students will be able to distinguish feature services from map services.

Specific Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Build a basic Web-based geospatial application.
  2. Perform basic customization of a Web-based geospatial application.
  3. Create and/or modify a basic interactive Web-based geospatial user interface.
  4. Publish geospatial resources as dynamic or cached web service.
  5. Evaluate the design and configuration of internet mapping and application servers.
  6. Explain the use of SDKs in the development of mobile mapping applications.

Methods of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include, but are not limited to, the following
  1. Lab
  2. Learning Modules
  3. Lecture
  4. Demonstration
  5. Group Projects/Activities

Content in Terms of Specific Body of Knowledge

  1. Introduction to geospatial server system
  2. Publish geospatial resources to web services
  3. Customize map services and web applications
  4. Introduction to FLEX viewer and the JavaScript API
  5. Introduction to dynamic and cached map services
  6. Advanced GIS web services for visualization, editing, and analysis
  7. Disseminating GIS data on the web and mobile devices

Textbooks/Resources

Textbooks
  1. ESRI. Introduction to ArcGIS Server. 3.2 ESRI, 2010.
  2. Fu, Pinde. Web GIS: Principles and Applications. ESRI Press, 2011.

Assignments

Required Reading:
Students will be required to read the text assigned for the course, and demonstrate their understanding by providing additional examples of web mapping concepts and applications.

Suggested Reading:
1. ESRI Technical Articles found on the ESRI Resource Center (http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/) 2. ArcNews industry newsletter 3. Web application samples at ESRI Resource Center (http://resources.arcgis.com/content/arcgisserver/9.3/server-applications)

Required Writing:
Students will be required to complete weekly labs and learning modules in complete sentences, write technical documentations to accompany their semester projects, and write computer codes to configure various internet mapping interfaces.

Critical Thinking:
Students will be required to complete weekly labs and learning modules which assess their understanding of web mapping concepts. In addition, students will be asked to complete an independent or team internet mapping project, which will involve the configuration of the viewers, APIs, or other internet mapping interfaces covered in the course.

Outside Assignments:
Students will be required to examine samples of existing internet mapping applications, as well as complete weekly labs and learning modules, one semester project, and assigned readings.

Students are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per unit per week in class and on outside assignments, prorated for short-term classes.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of Assessment may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Class Participation
  2. Demonstration
  3. Exams/Tests
  4. Group Projects
  5. Homework
  6. Lab Activities
  7. Oral Presentation
  8. Papers
  9. Projects
  10. Quizzes

Open Entry/Open Exit

Not Open Entry/Open Exit

Repeatability

Course is Repeatable for Reasons other than a Deficient Grade? No

Contact Person

Wing H. Cheung