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Web-based Exercise #4: GIS Applications. part of Activities2
Justin Shepard, San Diego State University Geography Department Summary Introduce various GIS applications and usefulness in different specialty areas. The strength is that it provides an overview of GIS ...

Estimating Areal Rainfall in the Lake Whatcom Watershed part of Activities2
Robert Mitchell, Geology Department, Western Washington University Summary The learning objectives for this GIS exercise are to 1) understand rainfall spatial variability and how to account for it when making ...

Digitization and Volumetric Analysis of Sediment Transport in a Simplistic Flume part of Activities2
C. Robin Mattheus, Hamilton College Summary The activity is designed to help students conceptualize the spatiotemporal relationships between erosion and deposition across a convex topography, which serves as a ...

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Using a GIS to Assess Stream-Channel Migration part of 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 ...

Mapping Magnetic Intensity Data Using a Trend Surface Analysis part of Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary Provides students with an opportunity to work with and interpret magnetic intensity data (nT). Challenges them to explain magnetic intensity to an introductory geology student. ...

Introductory Tutorial/Refresher for Basic ArcMap Techniques for Geoscientists, with Emphasis on Working with Raster Data Sets part of Activities2
Barbare and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary This series of three activities in tutorial format serves not only as an introduction to ArcGIS for our intro geology, hydrogeology, and structural geology ...

Exercise 10: Egypt remote sensing part of Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary In this set of activities, students gain experience in creating multiband image composites and layering multiple raster data sets (DEM and hillshade, geologic ...

Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene part of Activities2
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...

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Semester GIS project part of Activities2
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College Summary Student will use geospatial tools (WebGIS and/or ArcGIS 9.3) to create a total of 4 original maps that begin to provide a solution to a real world problem. Student ...

Incorporate GPS into Geologic Mapping part of Activities2
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University Summary This activity is an easy and fun way to incorporate GPS into a Field Methods course. It facilitates "asynchronous" learning by enabling urban, ...

Map Rainfall in 3D part of Activities2
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University Summary This comprehensive activity introduces students to onscreen digitizing (OSD); automated mapping (Add XY Event Theme); table joins; 3D models; and automated ...

Campus Mapping using GPS part of Activities2
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology Summary This assignment takes the student through a series of mapping exercises with increasing requirements. The first uses GPS units to record points, the second to ...

Geomorphology: Were Earth-like river processes ever present on Mars? part of Activities2
Laurel Goodell, Summary Students compare rivers on Earth to channel-like features on Mars, and consider whether Earth-like river processes were ever present on Mars. Context Type and level of course Entry level ...

Mapping Hurricanes - Working with Digital Vector and Raster Data Sets part of Activities2
Scott White, Fort Lewis College Summary This lab exercise shows students how to create a map of the track and winds of a hurricane. Hurricane Jimena from 2009 is examined using both vector and raster data. Context ...

Critiquing Crummy Maps part of Activities2
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students work in groups to identify problems with a group of maps from the internet. Problems include lack of detail, lack of readability, no coordinates, and ...

Site Selection: Analysis and Modeling Scenerios part of Activities2
Gary Coutu, West Chester University/Department of Geography and Planning Summary Three assignments explore the basics of GIS analysis, using a site selection activity. These assignments introduce the use of ...

Intro. to ArcGIS and Maps part of Activities2
Chad Heinzel, University of Northern Iowa Summary Preparation for understanding the ArcGIS software and developing activities using local data. Context Type and level of course Entry level in-service teachers or ...

Construction of Water Table Maps Using GIS part of Activities2
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary Students create a water table map and flow net using water level data from seepage lakes in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. They then are able to make hypotheses regarding the ...

Calculating surface temperature using Landsat thermal imagery part of Activities2
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary In this lab, students are walked through a hands-on exercise ...

Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite part of Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...

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