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Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...

Apartment information system part of Activities2
Wei Luo, Northern Illinois University Summary The purpose of this project is to familiarize the student with the entire process of creating a GIS project from data capture through analysis and generating the final ...

Geocoding in ArcGIS: The Spread of Target and Walmart part of Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary Students geocode the locations of Walmart and Target stores across the US, create a map for each company, and interpret the distribution of stores using ArcMaps ...

Not Lying With Maps: Map Design Choices for Quantitative Data part of Activities2
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary The students read and discuss in class an article called "Lying with Maps." They then reflect on the article's recommendations by making maps of New ...

Google My Maps: Simple Quantitative Analysis part of Activities2
Carsten Braun, Westfield State College Summary This activity shows how to use Google My Maps for simple quantitative analysis, for example to find the latitude and longitude of a location or the length and area of ...

Creating Personalized Maps with Google My Maps part of Activities2
Carsten Braun, Westfield State College Summary This activity focuses on one of the many free web mapping applications available: Google My Maps. Here you will learn how to create your own personal map in Google My ...

Geo-Tourism Map part of Activities2
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a large map (3'x4') for publication at a "Map Blast" style presentation. Students must ...

Georeferencing part of Activities2
Amelie Davis, Purdue University Summary As a result of this lab you should be able to understand the process of georeferencing and be able to carry it out (part A). You should also be able to make a map of the ...