Lecture notes for ENVR 468
Fall 2021


Week 1
Th 8/19, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 8/19)
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)
Week 2 
Tu 8/24, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 8/24)  Start hwk 1
arcGISshortCourses.htm Go over short courses 4-6 in class 
understandingCoordinateSystems.htm      Understanding coordinate systems
03_CalculusUsefulForStat.docx       Calculus useful for statistics
Th 8/26, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 8/26) 
Continuation of coordinate systems in ArcGIS and calculus 
03_CalculusUsefulForStat_exercise1.pdf       Calculus exercise 1
03_CalculusUsefulForStat_exercise2.pdf       Calculus exercise 2
03_CalculusUsefulForStat_exercise3.pdf       Calculus exercise 3

Week 3

Tu 8/31, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 8/31) Hwk 1 part 1&2 due at noon 
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
NJRaritanGIS_5.zip      NJ shapefiles and Surface water Phosphorus data and locations in NJ (completed project)
Th 9/02, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording week 3 Thursday)
Continuation of previous lecture
Week 4  
Tu 9/07, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 9/17) Hwk 1 part 3 due at noon   Start hwk 2
04_MeasureTheoryUsefulForStat.docx       Measure theory useful for statistics
05_introToRandomVariables.docx       Introduction to Random Variables
05_introToRandomVariables_varExample.pdf       Variance example 
05_introToRandomVariables_varExample.xlsx      Variance example spreadsheet
Th 9/09, 12:30-1:45pm, (zoom recording 9/9)
05_introToRandomVariables_Exercise1-5.pdf       Random Variables exercise 1-5
Week 5  
Tu 9/14, 12:30-1:45pm   (zoom recording 9/14) 
05_introToRandomVariables_ExerciseForHwk2.pdf      Exercise for homework 2
05_introToRandomVariables_ExerciseForHwk2.pptx    Exercise for homework 2
hwk2_NCnutrient.zip    Solution of hwk2 using nutrients in NC
Th 9/16, 12:30-1:45pm   (zoom recording 9/16) Hwk 2 part 1&2 due at noon  Start hwk 3
18_startingWithMatlab.docx  Starting with Matlab
19_startingWithBMElib.docx       Starting with BMElib
20_startingWithBMEGUI.pptx       Starting with BMEGUI
Week 6 
Tu 9/21, 12:30-1:45pm  (zoom recording 9/21)
Continue starting with BMEGUI
Th 9/23, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 9/23) Hwk 3 due at noon  Start Hwk 4
Understanding covariance modeling using BMEGUI tutorial 1
21_modelingSpatialVariability.docx       Spatial covariance
Week 7  
Tu 9/28, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 9/28)
Continue 21_modelingSpatialVariability.docx  
08_IntroductionToTGIS.docx      Introduction to TGIS (TGIS chapter 1)
17_spatiotemporalModelling.docx      Spatiotemporal modeling (TGIS chapter 2)
Th 9/30, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 9/30) Hwk 4 due at noon    Start Hwk 5  Exam 1 starts at 5pm
22_modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx      Space/time covariance
Week 8,  
Tu 10/5, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 10/5 first 30 min , next 45 min)
Continue modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx
Th 10/7, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 10/7)
Continue modelingSpaceTimeVariability.docx
23_STvariabilityUsingBMEGUI.pptx       Covariance analysis  in  BMEGUI 
Week 9 
Tu 10/12, NO Class, Wellness day  
Th 10/14, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 10/14)  Hwk 5 due at noon   Start Hwk 6 
15_IntroductionToMapping.docx      Introduction to Mapping 
introToKrigingExample.m      BMElib kriging example
introToKrigingExample.pptx      BMElib kriging example
24_introToKriging.pptx      Introduction to kriging
Week 10 
Tu 10/19, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 10/19)  
25_mappingEstimationUsingBMElib.docx       Mapping estimation using BMElib
26_mappingHardDataSTusingBMElib.docx        space/time mapping of hard data using BMElib
27_mappingEstimationUsingBMEGUI.pptx      Mapping estimation using BMEGUI 
Th 10/21, NO Class, Fall Break
Week 11  
Tu 10/26, 12:30-1:45pm  (zoom recording 10/26)  
24b_krigingWithOneDataPoint.pdf      Kriging equations with one data point
Th 10/28, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 10/28) Hwk 6 due at noon
Tips on modeling the covariance from real data
Tips on exam 2 on kriging 
Week 12 
Tu 11/2, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/02)
24c_krigingWithTwoDataPoints.pdf.     Kriging equations with two data points
Th 11/4, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/04) Exam 2 starts at 5pm      Start Hwk 7
hwk7part1and2practice.pdf        practice for hwk7 parts 1 and 2 
Week 13 
Tu 11/9, 12:30-1:45pm  (zoom recording 11/09)
Modeling the space/time covariance
Practice for hwk7 parts 1 and 2
Th 11/11, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/11) Hwk 7 part 1 and 2 due at noon (an extension of two days was granted if you need it)
Solution of exam 2
Deriving kriging (see 24c_krigingWithTwoDataPoints.pdf)
32_trendAndCovModeling.docx  Modeling the mean trend of a space/time random field
tutor06.zip        BMEGUI tutorial 6 
Week 14 
Tu 11/16, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/16)
33_trendAndCovModelingBMEGUI.pptx       Mean trend and covariance modeling in BMEGUI 
Th 11/18, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/18) Hwk 7 part 3 and 4 due at noon (No extension possible if you want to receive feedback before final project is due)
16_PM10CalifENVR468.pptx       Case study of PM10 mapping in California
31_mappingEstimationWithSoftData.docx  Using soft data in BME space/time mapping
28_Entropy.pptx      Information and Entropy 
Week 15 
Tu 11/23, 12:30-1:45pm (zoom recording 11/23)
29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
Continue 29_STmapping_part1_MaxEnt_GenKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 1, Maximum Entropy processing of general knowledge
30_STmapping_part2_Bayesian_SpecKB.docx       S/T mapping - part 2, Bayesian epistemic processing of site specific knowledge 
34_gaussianDistribution.docx       The multivariate Gaussian Distribution
35_STmapping_part3_SKlimitingCase.docx        S/T mapping - part 3, The Simple Kriging limiting case
Th 11/25, NO Class, Thanksgiving
Week 16 
Tu 11/30, 12:30-1:45pm
Student preliminary presentation rehearsal
Th 12/2, no class. Final project report (12 pages max) and Final presentation (3 slides / 3 min) due at noon 
Fr 12/3, 12:00p-4pm in the usual room
Student final presentations
Students give their 3 slides / 3 min final project presentations (suggestion: 1 slide on intro and data, one slide on mean trend and covariance model, 1 slide on mapping results)
Extra material (not covered in class)
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)
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