Lecture notes for ENVR 468
Fall 2018

Lectures are in McGavran-Greenberg 2304 (McGG 2304)

Computer labs are in Health Sciences Library rooms 307 (HSL 307)

 
 
Week 1
Tu 8/21, 9:30-10:45am in McGG 2304.
01_rapidIntroductionToENVR468.docx      A rapid introduction to ENVR 468
01b_TCEnewJerseyENVR468.pptx      Case study: TCE along the rivers of New Jersey
02_introductionToGIS.pptx       Introduction to GIS
arcGISshortCourses.htm      (Do short course 1-3 at home)
 
Th 8/23, 9:30-10:45am ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 1) 
arcGISshortCourses.htm      Short courses 4,5,6 
understandingCoordinateSystems.htm      Understanding coordinate systems arcGISshortCourses.htm      (Finish short courses 1- 6 at home) 
 
Week 2   Start hwk 1
Tu 8/28, 9:30-10:45am in McGG 2304.
03_CalculusUsefulForStat.docx       Calculus useful for statistics
 
Th 8/30, 9:30-10:45am ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 2).
06_environmentalDataAndArcGIS.docx       General Guide to Environmental Data and ArcGIS
Phos_Data_and_Locations.DBF      Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ
07_creatingDataLibraryforBME.docx        Obtaining Freshwater Quality Data for NJ 
NJRaritanGIS.zip        NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ
 
Week 3 Hwk 1 part 1 and 2 due Tu 9/4 noon
Tu 9/4, 9:30-10:45am, in McGG 2304 Corinne
04_MeasureTheoryUsefulForStat.docx       Measure theory useful for statistics
05_introToRandomVariables.docx       Introduction to Random Variables
 
Th 9/6, 9:30-10:45am 
(Continue 05_introToRandomVariables.doc)       Introduction to Random Variables
08_IntroductionToTGIS.docx      Introduction to TGIS (TGIS chapter 1)
 
Week 4  
Tu 9/11, 9:30-10:45am, ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 3).
NJRaritanGIS.zip        NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ
NJRaritanGIS_5.zip      NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ (completed project)
 
Th 9/13, 9:30-10:45am, ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 3 conít). 
Continue ArcGIS 3 lab
 
Week 5  Hwk 1 part 3 due Tu 9/18 noon   Start hwk 2 
Tu 9/18, 9:30-10:45am, in McGG 2304 
15_IntroductionToMapping.docx      Introduction to Mapping 
16_PM10CalifENVR468.pptx       Case study of PM10 mapping in California
17_spatiotemporalModelling.docx      Spatiotemporal modeling (TGIS chapter 2)
 
Th 9/20, 9:30-10:45am, in McGG 2304
21_modelingSpatialVariability.docx       Spatial covariance
 
 
Week 6 Hwk 2 due Th 9/27 noon  Start Hwk 3
Tu 9/25, 9:30-10:45am ArcGIS computer lab in HSL 307  (ArcGIS 4 & 5).
09_GISinPublicHealth.pptx       GIS in Public Health
10_HealthData&GIS.pptx      Health Data and GIS 
11_Health_Exercise.docx      Health Exercise 
12_Health_Data.xls      Health Data for the Health Exercise
mjrrds_And_zip_poly_Near_NC.zip      Roads and Zip Codes near NC, useful for the Health Exercise 
 
13_GeocodingAssignment.docx       Geocoding Lecture Notes and Exercise Assignments (Instructor will demo).
13b_GeocodingFiles.zip       Files needed for the Geocoding Exercise Assignments (Instructor will demo).
14_mappingChlamydialInfectionLab.docx      Lab on mapping Chlamydial Infection (Do it at home)
14b_mappingChlamydialInfectionData.zip       Data needed for the lab on mapping Chlamydial Infection (Do it at home)
 
Th 9/27, 9:30-10:45am, BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 1).
18_startingWithMatlab.docx  Starting with Matlab
19_startingWithBMElib.docx       Starting with BMElib
20_startingWithBMEGUI.pptx       Starting with BMEGUI
 
Week 7  Hwk 3 due Th 10/04 noon  Start Hwk 4
Tu 10/2, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
22_modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx      Space/time covariance
 
Th 10/4, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
Continue 22_modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx      Space/time covariance
 
Week 8,  Hwk 4 due Th 10/11 noon  Start Hwk 5
Tu 10/9, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
24_introToKriging.pptx      Introduction to kriging
introToKrigingExample.m      BMElib kriging example
introToKrigingExample.pptx      BMElib kriging example
25_mappingEstimationUsingBMElib.docx       Mapping estimation using BMElib
26_mappingHardDataSTusingBMElib.docx        space/time mapping of hard data using BMElib
 
Th 10/11 , 9:30-10:45am: BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 2)
23_STvariabilityUsingBMEGUI.pptx       Covariance analysis  in  BMEGUI 
 
Week 9 
Tu 10/16, 9:30-10:45am, BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 3)
27_mappingEstimationUsingBMEGUI.pptx      Mapping estimation using BMEGUI 
 
Note: No class on Th 10/18 (Fallís Break)
 
Week 10 Hwk 5 due Tu 10/23 noon  Start Hwk 6
Tu 10/23, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
28_Entropy.pptx      Information and Entropy 
29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
 
Th 10/25, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
Continue 29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
 
Week 11 
Tu 10/30, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304    Corinne
30_STmapping_part2_Bayesian_SpecKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 2, Bayesian epistemic processing of site specific knowledge
 
Th 11/01, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304    Corinne
TBD
 
Week 12 Hwk 6 due Tu 11/6 noon  Start Hwk 7
Tu 11/06, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
Continue 30_STmapping_part2_Bayesian_SpecKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 2, Bayesian epistemic processing of site specific knowledge
31_mappingEstimationWithSoftData.docx       Using soft data in BME space/time mapping
 
Th 11/08, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304 
32_trendAndCovModeling.docx       Modeling the mean trend of a space/time random field
 
Week 13 Hwk 7 part 1 due Tu 11/13 noon 
Tu 11/13, 9:30-10:45am, McGG 2304 
34_gaussianDistribution.docx       The multivariate Gaussian Distribution
 
Th 11/15, 9:30-10:45am: BMEGUI computer lab in HSL 307  (BMEGUI 4)
33_trendAndCovModelingBMEGUI.pptx       Mean trend and covariance modeling in BMEGUI 
tutor06.zip        BMEGUI tutorial 6
 
 
Week 14 Hwk 7 part 2 due Tu 11/20 noon
Tu 11/20, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304 
35_STmapping_part3_SKlimitingCase.docx        S/T mapping - part 3, The Simple Kriging limiting case
 
Note: No class on Th 11/22 (Thanksgiving)
 
Week 15, Hwk 7 part 3 and 4 due Tu 11/27 noon
Tu 11/27, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
Back to 01b_TCEnewJerseyENVR468.pptx      Case study: TCE along the rivers of New Jersey
 
Th 11/29, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304
BMEGUI students       5 minutes individual student project presentations
Send before noon of prior day a 5 slides / 5 min powerpoint presentation, AND bring it on a thumb drive.
  
Week 16 
Tu 12/4, 9:30-10:45am: McGG 2304 
BMEGUI students       Continue 5 minutes individual student project presentations
 
Week 17 Final Exam,
Tu 12/11, 8:00a-10:00am: McGG 2304
Send before noon of prior day a 3 slides / 2 min powerpoint presentation of your final project, AND bring it on a thumb drive.
 
 
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