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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 ...

Apartment information system part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 ...

Google My Maps: Simple Quantitative Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 ...

Bedrock map of Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dykstra Eusden, Bates College Summary Students collect gps locational and strike and dip data on a day-long fieldtrip to Cliff Island. The data is then used in ArcGIS to make a bedrock geologic map of the island. ...

Coastal Flooding Assessment part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric B. Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are introduced to Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, and use these tools to perform a flooding analysis for the Long Beach area of California. Context Type and level ...

Explorations of Spatial Distributions of Environmental and Health-Related Data part of Cutting Edge:Geology and Human Health:Workshop 04:Activities
This activity introduces the student to basic concepts of spatial distribution of environmental and health data with an easy to use on-line mapping program. -

Incorporate GPS into Geologic Mapping part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 ...

Tsunami Travel Time Approximation part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

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Viewshed Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Scott White, Fort Lewis College Summary This GIS lab exercise investigates the use of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension tools to construct a viewshed of the Chaco Canyon area in New Mexico. Context Type and ...

Mapping Hurricanes - Working with Digital Vector and Raster Data Sets part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 ...

Site Selection: Analysis and Modeling Scenerios part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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 Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing: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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Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

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Enhanced IR imagery of cloud top temperatures, heights, cloud types and organizational patterns part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this activity is to find enhanced IR imagery, to interpret cloud top temperatures and heights and to identify cloud types and ...

Visible, IR, and Water vapor Satellite Images of an Extratropical Cyclone part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Summary The object of this assignment is to find online and interpret imagery associated with an extratropical cyclone system. Context Type and level of ...