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Vector data and attributes part of Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary This exercise introduces students to methods of creating GIS data. They collect point data using a GPS, and they digitize line data from a ...

Community Involvement Project part of Activities2
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a GIS project to apply skills they acquired throughout the semester to solve a real world problem. Each ...

Mars Geologic Mapping part of Activities2
Devon Burr, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of Tennessee Knoxville Summary This final laboratory exercise in an introductory planetary geology course requires the students to use Google Mars to ...

Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation part of Activities2
Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento Summary Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation Context Type and level of course This lab is used as an introductory lab ...

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 ...

GIS Applications in Hydrologic Processes part of Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Summary Students compare traditional paper-based techniques associated with estimating areal precipitation, watershed delineation, and modeling evapotranspiration. This assignment challenges ...

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Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills part of Activities2
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...

Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College Summary Students utilize digital data of areas they previously explored using traditional topographic map techniques. This assignment allows students to evaluate prior ...

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GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems part of Activities2
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...

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 ...

Shorelines of Glacial Lake Hitchcock part of Activities2
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary This activity uses GIS methods to subtract the isostatic rebound from a DEM in order to create a map of the shoreline of Glacial Lake Hitchcock. Students are then able to evaluate ...

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 ...

Mapping Glacial Erratics with GPS and GIS part of 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, ...

Walkable/Bikeable Community Maps part of Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Create maps of walkable-bikeable routes in your local community. Identify routes by their characteristics for pedestrians and bike riders. Locate areas where ...

Lidar conversion tool script for ArcGIS 9.3 part of 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 ...

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 ...