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Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Users analyze NASA images of the Aral Sea using ImageJ. This Starting Point page provides general tips to adapt this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter to college level. -

Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Student teams collect rain-gauge data and compared it with radar-derived precipitation estimates. They use GIS to analyze discrepancies between the two datasets. -

Downloading, Preparing & Analyzing a Landsat Thematic Mapper Image part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary As one of the last lab assignments, students download and process an image of their choice from the USGS EROS Data Center. They apply what they've learned to date in the ...

Remote sensing of New Zealand Glacier Dynamics and Landforms part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Umesh Haritashya, University of Dayton Summary Remote sensing can provide information about the glacial geomorphology. This is an important tool, especially for the glacial region which is mostly in the remote ...

Using a GIS to Assess Stream-Channel Migration part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Douglas Clark, Geology Dept., Western Washington University Summary This lab uses a guided GIS worksheet to help new Geomorph students to investigate a basic problem about rivers: how do channels migrate. Context ...

Web-based Exercise #5: Remote Sensing and Image Analysis. part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Justin Shepard, San Diego State University Geography Department Summary This exercise will introduce several typical remote sensing analysis examples. Though this exercise, the students should be aware of the ...

Mapping Glacial Erratics with GPS and GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students create a map of glacial erratics (in Northeast Iowa, although you could do this wherever you have glacial deposits). The activity uses local geology, ...

Lidar conversion tool script for ArcGIS 9.3 part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Python 2.5/2.6 script for converting .las Lidar data files inside a folder into one or more other data formats: ERDAS imagine raster file, TIN (full resolution and ...

Independent GIS Synthesis Project part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary A capstone project consisting of independent research and communication of scientific results. Context Type and level of course capstone project for an entry-level GIS ...

Introduction to Basic GIS Skills part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Chad Heinzel, University of Northern Iowa Summary Develops basic GIS skills, directs students to other shapefiles (on-campus and off), sets the stage for adding additional class/campus data later in the semester. ...

Remote Sensing of Soil and Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Teaching activity developed by John R. Jensen, University of South Carolina. Activity page submitted by Jerry Griffith, University of Southern Mississippi. Summary This lab exercise focuses upon interpretation of ...

Remote Sensing of Water part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Teaching activity developed by John R. Jensen, University of South Carolina. Activity page submitted by Jerry Griffith, University of Southern Mississippi. Summary This lab exercise uses GOES and Landsat imagery ...

GIS-RS Final Hydrogeology Project for an Undergraduate Applied GIS Course part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of PA Summary This project is used instead of a final exam in an upper level undergraduate course in Applied GIS. A student may propose their own project, or choose one from a list ...

GIS-RS Final Stratigraphy Project for an Undergraduate Applied GIS Course part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of PA Summary Students will construct a working, query-able database, use appropriate imagery, and use it to analyze a problem, understand cause and effect, and show changes with ...

Color mixing and image enhancement part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Wei Luo, Northern Illinois University Summary The objectives of this lab are: (1) to be familiar with reflectance spectra of vegetation especially in infrared region and understand color mixing; (2) to experience ...

Visible, IR, and Water vapor Satellite Images of an Extratropical Cyclone part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this assignment is to find online and interpret imagery associated with an extratropical cyclone system. Context Type and level of ...

Thermal Infrared Imagery/Differentiating geologic units part of Activities2
Sarah Robinson, U.S. Air Force Academy Summary A two part lab in which students a) manipulate thermal imagery to look at rock types and b) determine what wavelengths are appropriate for discriminating between rock ...

Introduction to Air Photos in Geologic Remote Imaging part of Activities2
Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento Summary An introduction to a wide variety of aerial photos and interpretation of geomorphology and geologic relationships. Context Type and level of course ...

Reflectance Spectra part of Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students use the ALTA reflectance spectrometer to understand concepts in active vs. passive remote sensing, reflectance, and the creation and relevance of ...

Introduction to EARDAS IMAGINE part of Activities2
Bingqing Liang, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Summary This exercise is designed to introduce students 1) how to prepare an image for Chemung County, Elmira, NY using one Landsat scene downloaded from USGS ...

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