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Vector data and attributes
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
SummaryThis exercise introduces students to methods of creating GIS data. They collect point data using a GPS, and they digitize line data from a basemap. They also learn how to add attribute data.
Type and level of course
Introduction to GIS
Geoscience background assumed in this assignment
GIS/remote sensing skills/background assumed in this assignment
Software required for this assignment/activity:
ArcGIS ArcInfo 9.3, Excel
Time required for students to complete the assignment:
GIS/remote sensing techniques students learn in this assignment
Other content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
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- Activity Description/Assignment: Student handout for vector data and attributes (Acrobat (PDF) 27kB Jun1 10)
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