Advanced GIS Landscape Modeling
Note: LA 590K has been replaced by LA 567X
Paul F. Anderson and Kevin L. Kane
description and objectives
Application of GIS modeling techniques to landscape planning and management
issues. Modeling applications
for studio projects, outreach projects, and research projects.
Use of descriptive and predictive GIS modeling techniques,
including logit modeling (logistic regression), spatial statistics, geo-statistics, environmental
diversity indices, Boolean logic, and map algebra.
You can view some
of project applications (Kevin's and Paul's)
that used these modeling techniques (these Eslides were
originally created in PowerPoint). You can also view Paul's PowerPoint
summary of ModelBuilder applications and examples
that he prepared for the ASLA Iowa Chapter Fall Conference and ISU GIS Day at
the ISU Memorial Union.
ArcView and Spatial
Analyst extension are the primary modeling tools. We will also use the
Spatial Analyst ModelBuilder extension. ESRI just designated our class as a Beta
test site for the new software. You can view information about
ModelBuilder at http://www.esri.com/software/arcview/extensions/modelbuilder.html
- Part 1 (3 weeks)
- Course overview and organization. Review of ArcView and Spatial Analyst
modeling tools. Hands-on individual exercises.
- Part 2 (4 weeks)
- Fundamentals of descriptive and predictive GIS modeling for landscape
planning and management. Class project in teams. Analysis of a
single study area.
- Part 3 (8 weeks)
- Application of modeling tools and procedures to a studio project,
outreach project, or research project. Individual project selected
by each student.
Course registration details
LA 590K, 2 credits, section PA, touchtone reference number 9592 065
Fall semester: TR 8-10, PC computer lab (room 440 College of Design)
The first day of class (Tuesday, August 24) we'll help each of you fill out an independent study form that lists the course content,
objectives, and requirements for successful completion.
- Required text at the bookstore
- Chou, Yue-Hong. 1997. Exploring Spatial Analysis in Geographic Information Systems. Onword Press. 474 p.
- Selected required readings on reserve or in handouts
- Allen, Kathleen M.S., and others. 1990. Interpreting Space: GIS and
Archaeology. Taylor & Francis, London.
- Burrough, P.A. 1986. Principles of Geographical Information Systems for
Land Resources Assessment. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
- Burrough, Peter A. and Rachael McDonnell. 1998. Principles of Geographical
Information Systems. Oxford University Press, New York.
- Clarke, Keith C. 1997. Getting Started with Geographic Information
Systems. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle R, NJ.
- Douglas, William J. 1995. Environmental GIS: Applications to Industrial
Facilities. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton.
- Dramstad, Wenche E., James D. Olson, and Richard T.T. Forman. 1996.
Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use
Planning. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
- Fisher, Peter. 1995. Innovations in GIS. Taylor and Francis, London.
- Formann, Richard and Michel Godron. 1986. Landscape Ecology. John Wiley
and Sons, New York.
- Haines-Young, Roy, and others. 1993. Landscape Ecology and Geographic
Information Systems. Taylor & Francis, London.
- Huxhold, William E. 1991. An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information
Systems. Oxford, New York.
- Jensen, John R. and others. 1992. Predictive Modeling of Cattail and
Waterlily Distribution in a South Carolina Reservoir. Photogrammetric
Engineering and Remote Sensing, Nov. 1992, Vol. LVIII, No. 11. p. 1561-71.
- Joao, Elsa. 1998. Causes and Consequences of Map Generalization in GIS.
Taylor and Francis, London.
- Katz, Michael and Dorothy Thornton. 1996. Environmental management Tools
on the Internet. St. Lucie Press, Boca Raton.
- Laurini, Robert, and Derek Thompson. 1992. Fundamentals of Spatial
Information Systems. Academic Pr., London
- Lyon, John G. and Jack McCarthy. 1995. Wetland and Environmental
Applications of GIS. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton.
- McHarg, Ian. 1971 (1995). Design with Nature. Doubleday/Natural History
Press (Wiley), New York.
- Marsh, William M. 1991. Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications.
Wiley and Sons, New York.
- Martinez-Falero, Eugenio, and Santiago Gonzales-Alonso. 1995. Quantitative
Techniques in Landscape Planning. CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton.
Moore, David S. 1991. Statistics: Concepts and Controversies.
Freeman, New York. 439 p.
- Miller, Michael C. 1996. Analysis of Historic Vegetation Patterns in Iowa
Using Government Land Office Surveys and a Geographic Information System.
MLA thesis, Department of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University,
Monmonier, Mark. 1982. Computer-Assisted Cartography: Principles and
Prospects. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Monmonier, Mark. 1996. How to Lie with Maps. University of Chicago Press.
Petch, James and Derek Reeve. 1998. People, Organizations, and GIS.
Taylor and Francis, London.
Peuquet, Donna J. and Duane F. Marble. 1990. Introductory Readings in
Geographic Information Systems. Taylor and Francis, London.
Ripple, William J. 1987. GIS for Resource Management: a Compendium.
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Falls Church,
Scott, J. Michael. 1996. Gap Analysis: a Landscape Approach to
Biodiversity Planning. American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote
Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland.
Star, Jeffrey, and John Estes. 1990. Geographic Information Systems: An
Introduction. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Steiner, Frederick. 1991. The Living Landscape: an Ecological Approach to
Landscape Planning. McGraw-Hill, New York.
Steiner, Frederick and John E. Theilacker. 1984. Protecting Farmlands.
AVI Publishing, Westport, Connecticut.
Thompson, George F. and Frederick R. Steiner. 1997. Ecological Design and
Planning. Wiley, New York.
Tomlin, C. Dana. 1990. Geographic Information Systems and Cartographic
Modeling. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Tufte, Edward R. 1983. Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
Graphics Press, Cheshire, Conn.
Tufte, Edward R. 1990. Envisioning Information. Graphics Press, Cheshire,
Tufte, Edward R. 1997. Visual Explanations. Graphics Press, Cheshire,
Way, Douglas. 1973. Terrain Analysis. Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross,
Williams, Edward A., and Alison K. Massa. 1983. Siting of Major
Facilities. McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York.
- International Journal of GIS and other periodicals describing
We also will hand out copies of several case study reports.
Last revision: 15 May 2002