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Spatial Analysis and GIS for
Undergraduate Course Enhancement in the Social Sciences

August 2-6, 2004: San Diego, CA



  • Storm Hall, San Diego State University
  • Rooms 337, 321, and the Richard Wright Laboratory (Room 338)


Agenda

Monday, August 2:
8:30

Staff & Participant Introductions: What brings you to this workshop?
The structure of this workshop

Arthur Getis, John Weeks

9:45

Vision and objectives of SPACE

Donald Janelle

10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:30

The meaning of spatial thinking (2.5MB)

Michael Goodchild

11:15

A brief review of Spatial Analysis/Geographic Information Science Environment concepts (220kb)

M Goodchild, Getis

12:15

Lunch

 

1:30

Characteristics of an ideal project

Fiona Goodchild

2:30

Spatial analysis software packages

Jared Aldstadt

3:00

Software demo: GEODA

M Goodchild

3:30

Exercise in exploratory spatial data analysis using GEODA

Aldstadt

5:30

Reception at Scripps Cottage on campus

 

     
Tuesday, August 3:
8:30

Issues and answers (2.5MB)

M Goodchild

9:30

Spatial analysis application in demography

Weeks

10:15

Coffee break

 

10:30

Construction of curricula

F Goodchild

12:00

Lunch

 

1:15

Tour of Center for Earth Systems Analysis and Research

Getis

1:45

Outlining a curriculum module; Resource issues in curriculum development

F Goodchild

3:45

Exercise in spatial analysis using GEODA

Aldstadt

     
Wednesday, August 4:
9:00

Aspects of spatial analysis for curriculum development (2.2MB)

Getis

10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:30

Curriculum development and enhancement

Stacy Rebich

12:00

Lunch

 

1:15

Curriculum development issues: breakout groups

Staff

3:30

The development of evaluation instruments; student assessments

Rebich, Staff

5:00

Bus tour of San Diego (Balboa Park, Gaslamp District, and no host dinner at The Fish Market Restaurant)

 

     
Thursday, August 5:
8:30

Participatory problem solving and decision making with GIS - followed by tutorial

Piotr Jankowski

12:30

Lunch

1:30

Curriculum development

 

6:00

Picnic at Getis’ house (bring bathing suits)

 

     
Friday, August 6:
8:30

Participants present their curriculum development plans; discussion; some participants conduct sample classes; summing up; exit survey

 

 

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