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Learning Goal: I'm working on a political science spreadsheet and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. part one PPP - 04 GIS Analyst Workflow and Roundtable 66 unread replies.66 replies. About PPP – GIS Analyst Workflow and Roundtable. The Workflow is a set of tasks you need to complete to produce part of your Presentation. While the Roundtable is a submitted Discussion where you check in with your classmates and the professor about the workflow. Geographic Information Systems “is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.”[1] GIS analysts work with spreadsheets and GIS software. Estimated Time An estimated 4 hours is needed to complete this activity. Learning Objectives By the completion of this learning unit, you will be able to: Remember what GIS analysis is. Understand the utility of GIS maps. Apply GIS maps to your public problem. Analyze GIS maps for patterns related to your public problem’s causes or effects. Evaluate the utility of GIS analysis in explaining a public problem. Create a “GIS Analyst Highlight” slide. [1] “What is GIS?” https://www.esri.com/en-us/what-is-gis/overview (Links to an external site.) (July 11, 2019). Assignment: GIS Analyst Workflow The purpose of the following tasks is to: introduce yourself to GIS; watch an overview of ArcGIS software; watch an overview of ArcGIS Online software; read an Introduction to GIS; find three maps related to your public problem; and create a presentation slide. STEP 1: WATCH SHORT VIDEOS ABOUT ARCGIS The purpose of this step is to introduce yourself with ArcGIS, industry-leading software for geographic information systems analysis. You are not expected to use this software for this workflow, I just want you to know that it exists so in the future when you hear about GIS analysis, you will recall: “Hey, I remember there is GIS analysis software called ArcGIS!” Watch “What is GIS” (Links to an external site.)As an alternative to watching this video, visit What is GIS? (Links to an external site.) to read about GIS. Watch “ArcGIS Overview” (Links to an external site.)As an alternative to watching this video, visit About ArcGIS (Links to an external site.) to read about ArcGIS. Watch “ArcGIS Online Overview” (Links to an external site.)As an alternative to watching this video, visit What is ArcGIS Online (Links to an external site.) to read about ArcGIS Online. STEP 2: READ BOOK CHAPTER ON GIS The purpose of this step is further introducing yourself to GIS by reading a chapter in “Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro” book. This chapter answers the question “What is GIS?” and later helps you explore ArcGIS Online, a web-based GIS software that you can sign up for. Read Chapter 1 “Introducing GIS”Actions in Law, Michael, and Amy Collins. 2016. Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro. Redlands, California: Esri Press. STEP 3: FIND AT LEAST 3 MAPS ONLINE RELATED TO YOUR PUBLIC PROBLEM The purpose of this step is to apply your knowledge of GIS to your specific public problem. The way you apply your knowledge is by searching online for three maps related to your public problem. I recommend using Google, and typing in the name of your public problem, followed by the word “maps”. For example, if your public problem is ocean pollution, then you should search google for “ocean pollution maps”. Map 1 image and source/citation Map 2 image and source/citation Map 3 image and source/citation STEP 4: CREATE YOUR “GIS ANALYST’S HIGHLIGHT” PRESENTATION SLIDE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION The purpose of this step is to reflect on these steps by explaining what you liked or disliked about the process, and place one or more of your maps you found online in a presentation slide A Google Slides Presentation template (Links to an external site.) is available to assist you in preparing this slide and your presentation. Assignment: Write a Roundtable "Checking In" Post As you progress through your Public Policy Project and the Analyst Workflows, please check in with me and your peers at our virtual roundtable. Post any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions that you'd like to share with me and your classmates. If you don't have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, then feel free to post that as well. Frequently Asked Questions DO I NEED TO INCLUDE THE FILE OR LINK TO MY COMPLETED SLIDE IN MY CHECK IN? One aspect of the PPP is that you are given autonomy to progress through your work. You do not need to upload or link to your presentation in your check in post. CAN I INCLUDE A FILE OR LINK TO MY SLIDE IN MY CHECKING IN POST? Some students use the Roundtables to hold themselves personally accountable for making progress on the PPP. Therefore, you are welcome to include a file or link to your slide or presentation. I will review and provide my feedback either in the Discussion Board or as an Assignment Comment. Rubric for Analyst Roundtable Check-Ins Rubrics are “a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests”. Every assessment in the course has a rubric. A table of this assessment's rubric is provided below for students. However, this table is not accessible for some screen readers. For students using a screen reader, an accessible version of the rubric table can be accessed by scrolling down further or clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the assessment and selecting "Show Rubric". If you need additional help, visit How do I view the rubric for my assignment? . . .part two Political Actors About SIM - Political Actors is an Assignment where you explore political actors related to the course topic. You are asked to select 4 of the 8 groups listed. For each of the 4 groups you listed, you are asked to explain why you are interested in the particular group. Lastly, you are asked to state which of the 4 groups you want to represent. Estimated Time An estimated 2 hours is needed to complete this activity. POSC 121: Political Actors in US Government and Politics In US Government and Politics, there are political actors. Political actors can be individuals, groups of individuals, or institutions. Below is a non-exhaustive list of political actors, by group. GROUP 1: EXECUTIVE BRANCH: Chapter 12 (Presidency) of textbook. (Links to an external site.) Chapter 15 (Bureaucracy) of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 2: INTEREST GROUPS (IG): Chapter 10 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 3: STATE GOVERNMENTS Chapter 14 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 4: THE MEDIA: Chapter 8 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 5: THE PUBLIC Chapter 6 (Public Opinion). (Links to an external site.) Chapter 7 (Voting and Elections). (Links to an external site.) GROUP 6: US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Chapter 11 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 7: US JUDICIARY: Chapter 13 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) GROUP 8: US SENATE: Chapter 11 of textbook. (Links to an external site.) Instructions STEP 1: SELECT 4 GROUPS FROM THE LIST OF 8 Choose 4 groups of the 8 groups listed above that you are most interested in. Write a sentence for each group you selected. For example: “The first group I selected is the Whales group.” STEP 2: EXPLAIN WHY YOU SELECTED EACH GROUP For each group you selected, write at least one sentence explaining why you chose that group. Continuation of example from Step 1: “The first I selected is Whales. I am choosing this group because whales are the “giants of the sea”. Also, the largest animal on earth is a Blue Whale, so the create fascinates me”. STEP 3: CLEARLY STATE IN YOUR SUBMISSION WHICH OF THE 4 GROUPS YOU WANT TO REPRESENT Of the 4 groups you selected, chose 1 group that you will represent and write a sentence declaring your choice. Rubric Rubrics are “a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests”. Every assessment in the course has a rubric. A table of this assessment's rubric is provided below for students. However, this table is not accessible for some screen readers. For students using a screen reader, an accessible version of the rubric table can be accessed by scrolling down further or clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the assessment and selecting "Show Rubric". If you need additional help, visit How do I view the rubric for my assignment?

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