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Introduction to Raster Analsyis: Data comparisons
Alisa Wade, University of Montana
SummaryExploration of raster analysis using self-collected data.
Type and level of course
Introductory GIS in geosciences; upper-division course
Geoscience background assumed in this assignment
GIS/remote sensing skills/background assumed in this assignment
None, beyond previous 10 weeks of class
Software required for this assignment/activity:
Time required for students to complete the assignment:
GIS/remote sensing techniques students learn in this assignment
- Learn to set raster analysis environment
- Learn to symbolize rasters
- Working multiple rasters; analysis extent
- Introduction to cell (local) functions
- Introduction to global (extent) function – surface analysis
Other content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Analysis of data
Written presentation of results and findings
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
More information about assessment tools and techniques.
URLs and References
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment: Lab 8 (Microsoft Word 585kB May27 10)
- Instructors Notes:
- Solution Set: