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Mars Landing Site Analysis Lab part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary Students use recent data acquired from Mars orbiters to assess the safety and scientific value of various proposed landing sites for a future Mars lander. Context Type ...

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Topoff Mining Company Assignment part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary Laboratory exercise to demonstrate the use of TINs in GIS using an example from surface coal mining. Context Type and level of course This is one of ...

Boolean Raster Well Exercise part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary This is a paper and pencil exercise using boolean raster grids. The exercise gives students a better understanding of how the GIS software works. ...

Introduction to Raster Analsyis: Data comparisons part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Alisa Wade, University of Montana Summary Exploration of raster analysis using self-collected data. Context Type and level of course Introductory GIS in geosciences; upper-division course Geoscience background ...

Projections and Vector Analysis: Biotic and abiotic properties along the Clark Fork and Blackfoot part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Alisa Wade, University of Montana Summary Lab to introduce projections and vector analysis via studying local abiotic and biotic characteristics. Context Type and level of course GIS in geosciences; upper-division ...

Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...

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Class Project part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary This project is used to assess the overall spatial analysis skills and their understanding of data management, data sources and display of spatial data. Context ...

Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College Summary This lab exercise is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of GIS as part of two - three hour lab periods. The exercise provides experience with GIS software as ...

Conservation Biology GIS lab exploration part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary Introductory exploration of GIS as a conservation biology tool Context Type and level of course This activity was designed as a one time use of GIS to support ...

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 ...

Soil analysis for the community garden part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kevin Svitana, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH Summary Otterbein is in the process of developing a community garden on its newly opened Equestrian Science facility. This facility was a former industrial ...

Massachusetts Lighthouses part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students practice selecting features by location and adding a hyperlink to a point feature. They work with data that they download from a state GIS site. ...

Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

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 ...

Take home mid-term exam part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Qian Yu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Summary This is the 2nd midterm exam for an introductory level GIS course at 2/3 of the semester. It is an open book take-home exam. This exam is held after student ...

Final Project for Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Qian Yu, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Summary The objective of the project is to extract land cover information for an area covering the Amherst area. Context Type and level of course Introductary level ...

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 ...