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Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map part of Activities2
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Walks the student through the creation of a prediction map using a very simple (fictitious) spatial planning and analysis scenario. Although the actual prediction ...

Campus Map with Group GPS Mapping Component part of Activities2
Kelly Debure, Eckerd College Summary Students use GPS units and record the location of some feature of interest on the campus. A shapefile is created from data recorded in an Excel file. This data is incorporated ...

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 ...

Independent GIS Synthesis Project part of 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 ...

Mars Landing Site Analysis Lab part of 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 ...

Topoff Mining Company Assignment part of 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...