GEOG 485:
GIS Programming and Software Development

Final Project and Review Quiz


By this time, you should have submitted your Final Project proposal and received a response from one of your instructors. You have the final two weeks of the course to work on your individual projects. Please submit your agreed-upon deliverables to the Final Project Drop Box by the course end date on the Canvas calendar.

Just as with all the other projects, your Final Project submission should include a writeup discussing how you approached the problem and what your learned. You don't have to rehash your proposal, but you should include a short summary of what your script or tool does, similar to what you would provide to a colleague if you were to share this in the future.

Your writeup should also include a set of numbered steps that graders can follow in order to evaluate your project. If your script or tool requires entering parameters, please provide sample values that the graders could supply for each parameter. If the graders cannot figure out how to run your project, they may deduct functionality points.

If you are providing any sample dataset larger than about 20 MB, please keep in touch with your grader to ensure that he or she can successfully get the data. You might want to break up the dataset and e-mail it to your grader in chunks. Ideally you can clip your dataset so that it does not take so much space.

In addition to the Final Project, there is a Review Quiz that you can take at any time between now and the end of the course. The Review Quiz is comprehensive, contains 20 questions, and is worth 10% of your grade for the course.

Please keep in touch with your instructors and fellow students during this time period. I encourage you to help each other in the course forums. It may be that others are encountering the same challenges that you are while working through their projects.

This course has been a pleasure, and I wish you the best in your future Python and programming endeavors!