GEOG 594A
Analytic Experience in Geospatial Intelligence

Checklist

Lesson 1 is one week in length. (See the Calendar in Canvas for specific due dates.) To finish this lesson, you must complete the activities listed below. You may find it useful to print this page out first so that you can follow along with the directions.

Steps to Completing Lesson 1
Step Activity Access/Directions
1 Read the lesson Overview and Checklist. You are in the Lesson 1 online content now. The Overview page is previous to this page, and you are on the Checklist page right now.
2

Read Clark, Chapter 6

There are three different styles of reading that are referred to in the lessons:
  • Scan: Do not deal with all of the content, but search through the material for a specific purpose or a specific word (or its synonym). Scanning is used for such purposes as finding the answer to a particular question.
  • Skim: To skim, read a page by reading the headings and first sentences of each paragraph or section.
  • Read: The purpose of this style is to understand the concepts and arguments that the text contains, and it should be preceded by the Skim reading style.
3 View the Lesson material. You are in the Lesson 1 online content now. Click on the "Next Page" link to access the Lecture/Discussion.
4 Post to the appropriate Lesson 1 Discussion: Comment on the Analytic Question (Deliverable Lesson 1A). Briefly (~100 words) comment on the provided problem statement describing one strength and weakness. Refer to Clark's list of "First Steps in Problem Definition."

To participate in the discussion, please go to the Lesson 1 Discussion forum in Canvas (That forum can be accessed at any time by going to Canvas and clicking on the Discussions link.)

5 Post as text (i.e., not an attachment) to the appropriate Lesson 1 discussion forum (Deliverable Lesson 1B). Items to be posted include:
  1. A statement of your question (problem). For example, "Discover where Joaquin Guzman-Loera, aka El Chapo, is located."

    IMPORTANT NOTE! The question is to be of primary interest to you; however, it should be not be simplistic or one about which you already have solved. The question must involve some geographical analysis which will be addressed using GIS and/or remote sensing technologies.
 
  1. A 200 word summary of the geospatial aspects of your problem.

To participate in the discussion, please go to the Lesson 1 Discussion forum in Canvas (That forum can be accessed at any time by going to Canvas and clicking on the Discussions link.)

6 Peer Review another student's Lesson 1 analytic question submission (Deliverable Lesson 1C). Post your peer review as a comment to the Lesson 1 Discussion Forum. The guidelines are:
  • the review should be approximately 50-100 words;
  • take the approach that the review process is, to a degree, a collaboration between you (the reviewer) and the author;
  • look for ways to offer suggestions that strengthen the work;
  • write the kind of review you would like to receive yourself.

To participate in the discussion, please go to the Lesson 1 Discussion forum in Canvas (That forum can be accessed at any time by going to Canvas and clicking on the Discussions link.)

    7 Read Lesson Summary. You are in the Lesson 1 online content now.