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Workshop Program

Sunday, August 8, Day 1

5:00 Pre-dinner reception Student Union Ballroom B

Opening mixer with snacks and cash bar. Participants will hang their posters, which will remain up for the entire meeting.

Check out the Participants page to see links to the posters that participants displayed.

6:00 Dinner Student Union Ballroom Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College

7:00 Welcome and introductions Student Union Ballroom C

Workshop overview and icebreaker.

7:30-9:00 Preparing students for the future of GIS and remote sensing Student Union Ballroom C

9:00 Wrap-up and voting on topics for Monday discussion

Monday, August 9, Day 2

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Student Union Ballroom B

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Student Union Ballroom C

8:30-10:00 Panel - what do students need to be able to do in GIS and RS? Student Union Ballroom C

Four representatives from the various communities that hire students with GIS experience will offer their views on what they would like students to be able to do after having had one or two GIS or RS courses. The panel will include:

  • Diane Papineau (GIS Analyst, Natural Resource Information System, Montana State Library, Helena, Montana)
  • John Childs (Consultling Economic Geologist, Childs Geoscience Inc., Bozeman, Montana)
  • Tara Chesley (GIS Specialist, USGS)
  • Allen Armstrong (Gallatin County GIS Manager)

After the panel, we will begin to develop the ideal profile of a student and a curriculum that we will add to throughout the workshop, with the aim of including this in the web resources.

10:00-10:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

10:30-12:00 Great strategies for teaching GIS and remote sensing. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. Each presentation will be repeated once later in the workshop.

10:30-10:55 Set 1

1a Global atmospheric circulation patterns - analyzing TRMM data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.9MB Aug8 10) (Eugenio Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Gaines Hall 043

1b Tsunami travel time approximation (PowerPoint 5.8MB Aug8 10) (Eric Grosfils, Pomona College) Gaines Hall 143

1c Microplates in the southwest Pacific - analyzing geophysical, DEM, and bathyDEM data sets and creating a topologically valid plate boundary map for the Woodlark Basin region (PowerPoint 5.1MB Aug9 10) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 144

1d Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map (Acrobat (PDF) 448kB Aug24 10) (Chris Harding, Iowa State University) Gaines Hall 148

1e Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin (PowerPoint 1MB Aug9 10) (Todd Rayne, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 030

11:00-11:25 Set 2

2a The ins and outs of planetary geoscience data and tools (PowerPoint 1.5MB Aug9 10) (Brian Hynek, University of Colorado) Gaines Hall 043

2b Analyzing geospatial variations in water quality caused by acid mine drainage in a small Pennsylvania watershed (PowerPoint 5MB Aug6 10) (Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of Pennsylvania) Gaines Hall 030

2c Topographic analysis of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado (PowerPoint 5.2MB Aug9 10) (Eric Leonard, The Colorado College) Gaines Hall 143

2d A geo-tourism map (PowerPoint 1.6MB Aug9 10) (John Wilson, Lafayette College) Gaines Hall 148

2e Integrating GIS into introductory geoscience courses (PowerPoint 2.9MB Aug9 10) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 144

11:30-11:55 Set 3

3a Lithologic and structural mapping using satellite data (PowerPoint 1.8MB Aug9 10) (Mohamed Abdel Salam, Missouri University of Science and Technology) Gaines Hall 043

3b An incremental approach for teaching advanced field mapping using tablet computers and GIS (PowerPoint 6MB Aug9 10) (Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University) Gaines Hall 144

3c Not lying with maps: map design choices for quantitative data (PowerPoint 5.8MB Aug8 10) (Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University) Gaines Hall 143

3d Land use changes in mid-coast Maine (PowerPoint 16.2MB Aug24 10) (Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College) Gaines Hall 144

3e Introducing GIS and GPS into an undergraduate field methods course in the urban environment (PowerPoint 681kB Aug9 10) (Bill Montgomery, New Jersey City University) Gaines 148

12:00-1:15 Lunch Student Union Ballroom B

1:15-1:50 Plenary Student Union Ballroom C

Geodesy as a Window on Earth: New Discoveries using GPS and other Geodetic Techniques (PowerPoint 23.7MB Aug9 10), Chuck Meertens, UNAVCO

Case examples from UNAVCO and the Earthscope project

2:00-3:00 Great strategies. This time block is divided into two sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. Each presentation will be repeated once later in the workshop.

2:00-2:25 Set 4

4a Detecting submarine springs in Florida's coastal zone using thermal remote sensing data (PowerPoint 10.7MB Aug24 10) (Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Saint Louis University) Gaines Hall 030

4b Processing .las files in ArcMap and using LiDAR, GPS, and wellhead data to create a 3D visualization of the water table using ArcScene (PowerPoint 5.2MB Aug9 10) (Dave Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 043

4c Landscape interpretation and visualization using a GIS (PowerPoint 1.5MB Aug9 10) (John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College) Gaines Hall 143

4d Topoff Mining Company assignment - modeling areas to be mined and estimating overburden to be removed (Acrobat (PDF) 351kB Aug8 10) (Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University) Gaines Hall 144

4e Bedrock map of Cliff Island, Casco Bay (PowerPoint 2.9MB Aug9 10), Maine (Dykstra Eusden, Bates College) Gaines Hall 148

2:30-2:55 Set 5

5a Remote sensing of water - three examples (Hurricane Floyd and water quality, estimating snowpack in California, and preserving water quality in Florida Bay) (PowerPoint 2.4MB Aug24 10) (Jerry Griffith, University of Southern Mississippi) Gaines Hall 043

5b Analyzing rock type and mineralogy using thermal imagery - an example from the Lake Mead area of Nevada (Acrobat (PDF) 788kB Aug8 10) (Sarah Robinson, U. S. Air Force Academy) Gaines Hall 030

5c Spatial analysis of raster data - analyzing the effects of ice removal and sea level rise on the physiography of Antarctica (PowerPoint 3.8MB Aug10 10) (Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin) Gaines Hall 030

5d Soil analysis for the community garden (PowerPoint 6.3MB Aug3 10) (Kevin Svitana, Otterbein College) Gaines Hall 148

5e Mapping hurricanes - working with digital vector and raster data sets (PowerPoint 6.1MB Aug24 10) (Scott White, Fort Lewis College) Gaines Hall 143

3:00-3:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

3:30-5:00 Concurrent discussions on topics of interest to the participants
At the opening plenary, participants will vote on the discussion topics for this session. Possibilities include: 1) open source software, 2) Google Earth, 3) ways of introducing students to techniques that require prohibitively expensive software, 4) practical advice for structuring and assessing GIS projects including final projects and term projects. Room locations to be announced.

5:00-5:15 End-of-day wrap-up and roadcheck Student Union Ballroom C

6:00-7:00 Dinner Student Union Ballroom B

7:30-9:00 Posters Student Union Ballroom B

  • Participants who are not giving an oral presentation must bring a poster that describes a GIS or RS assignment or activity. All participants are welcome to bring more than one poster.
  • We will also have tables available for those who wish to do demos.
  • Posters will be have been posted before the opening plenary on Sunday evening and will remain up for the entire workshop.

Tuesday, August 10, Day 3

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Student Union Ballroom B

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Student Union Ballroom C

8:30-10:00 Designing effective assignments and activities Student Union Ballroom C

Barb will introduce a rubric for evaluating the quality of an assignment or activity. Participants will use the rubric to review and provide comments on activities that have been submitted for this workshop and provide feedback to authors. Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College

10:00-10:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

10:30-12:00 A revision plan and revising assignments/activities Student Union Ballroom C

Participants will develop a revision plan for the assignments/activities that they submitted and, if there is time, begin revisions.

12:00-1:15 Lunch Student Union Ballroom B

1:15-1:50 Plenary Student Union Ballroom C

OpenTopography and High Resolution Topography data from LiDAR (PowerPoint 35.8MB Aug10 10), Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University)

2:00-3:00 Great strategies for teaching GIS and remote sensing. This time block is divided into three sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are repeated from earlier sessions.

2:00-2:25 Set 6

6a Global atmospheric circulation patterns - analyzing TRMM data (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.9MB Aug8 10) (Eugenio Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Gaines Hall 143

6b Analyzing geospatial variations in water quality caused by acid mine drainage in a small Pennsylvania watershed (PowerPoint 5MB Aug6 10) (Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of Pennsylvania) Gaines Hall 144

6c Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin (PowerPoint 1MB Aug9 10) (Todd Rayne, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 148

6d Processing .las files in ArcMap and using LiDAR, GPS, and wellhead data to create a 3D visualization of the water table using ArcScene (PowerPoint 5.2MB Aug9 10) (Dave Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 043

6e Analyzing rock type and mineralogy using thermal imagery - an example from the Lake Mead area of Nevada (Acrobat (PDF) 788kB Aug8 10) (Sarah Robinson, U. S. Air Force Academy) Gaines Hall 030

2:30-2:55 Set 7

7a The ins and outs of planetary geoscience data and tools (PowerPoint 1.5MB Aug9 10) (Brian Hynek, University of Colorado) Gaines Hall 043

7b Not lying with maps: map design choices for quantitative data (PowerPoint 5.8MB Aug8 10) (Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University) Gaines Hall 143

7c Landscape interpretation and visualization using a GIS (PowerPoint 1.5MB Aug9 10) (John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College) Gaines Hall 144

7d An incremental approach for teaching advanced field mapping using tablet computers and GIS (PowerPoint 6MB Aug9 10) (Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University) Gaines Hall 148

7e Introducing GIS and GPS into an undergraduate field methods course in the urban environment (PowerPoint 681kB Aug9 10) (Bill Montgomery, New Jersey City University) Gaines 030

3:00-3:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

3:30-5:00 ArcGIS 10.0

Whats new in ArcGIS 10? (Acrobat (PDF) 10.4MB Aug24 10) (John Sharrard, ESRI) - A high level overview of the new version of ArcGIS. John will be available to answer questions and offer advice. Student Union Ballroom C

  • ArcGIS 10 Fuzzy Logic Demo ( 59.5MB Aug25 10) - This demo shows how one would use ArcGIS 10 to determine the best habitats for Bald Eagles around Big Bear Lake.

6:00-7:00 Dinner Student Union Ballroom B

7:30-9:00 Optional workshops
Participants can choose to attend one of the following workshops:
  • Using the USGS/ESRI geologic mapping template (Zip Archive 61.9MB Aug25 10) (Janel Day, cartographer, ESRI) GIS lab, Room 221, AJM Johnson Hall
  • What's new with ENVI-EX (Mohamed Abdel Salam) Student Union Ballroom B
  • Using the new version of ArcGIS Server (John Sharrard, ESRI) Student Union Ballroom C

Wednesday, August 11, Day 4

7:00-8:00 Breakfast Student Union Ballroom B

8:15-8:30 Preview of the day Student Union Ballroom C

8:30-10:00 Great strategies. This time block is divided into two sets of concurrent presentations by workshop participants. You may go to any one in each time block. These presentations are repeated from earlier sessions.

8:30-8:55 Set 8

8a Lithologic and structural mapping using satellite data (PowerPoint 1.8MB Aug9 10) (Mohamed Abdel Salam, Missouri University of Science and Technology) Gaines Hall 043

8b Tsunami travel time approximation (PowerPoint 5.8MB Aug8 10) (Eric Grosfils, Pomona College) Gaines Hall 030

8c Topographic analysis of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado (PowerPoint 5.2MB Aug9 10) (Eric Leonard, The Colorado College) Gaines Hall 143

8d Topoff Mining Company assignment - modeling areas to be mined and estimating overburden to be removed (Acrobat (PDF) 351kB Aug8 10) (Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University) Gaines Hall 144

8e Soil analysis for the community garden (PowerPoint 6.3MB Aug3 10) (Kevin Svitana, Otterbein College) Gaines Hall 148

9:00-9:25 Set 9

9a Detecting submarine springs in Florida's coastal zone using thermal remote sensing data (Abuduwasiti Wulamu, Saint Louis University) Gaines Hall 143

9b Microplates in the southwest Pacific - analyzing geophysical, DEM, and bathyDEM data sets and creating a topologically valid plate boundary map for the Woodlark Basin region (PowerPoint 5.1MB Aug9 10) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 030

9c Land use changes in mid-coast Maine (PowerPoint 16.2MB Aug24 10) (Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College) Gaines Hall 144

9d Mapping hurricanes - working with digital vector and raster data sets (PowerPoint 6.1MB Aug24 10) (Scott White, Fort Lewis College) Gaines Hall 043

9e Bedrock map of Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine (PowerPoint 2.9MB Aug9 10) (Dykstra Eusden, Bates College) Gaines Hall 148

9:30-9:55 Set 10

10a Remote sensing of water - three examples (Hurricane Floyd and water quality, estimating snowpack in California, and preserving water quality in Florida Bay) (PowerPoint 2.4MB Aug24 10) (Jerry Griffith, University of Southern Mississippi) Gaines Hall 043

10b Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map (Acrobat (PDF) 448kB Aug24 10) (Chris Harding, Iowa State University) Gaines Hall 148

10c A geo-tourism map (PowerPoint 1.6MB Aug9 10) (John Wilson, Lafayette College) Gaines Hall 144

10d Spatial analysis of raster data - analyzing the effects of ice removal and sea level rise on the physiography of Antarctica (PowerPoint 3.8MB Aug10 10) (Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin) Gaines Hall 143

10e Integrating GIS into introductory geoscience courses (PowerPoint 2.9MB Aug9 10) (Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Gaines Hall 030

10:00-10:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

10:30-12:00 GIS/RS and the geosciences

What can we do to better meet the needs of geo students in our GIS/RS courses and/or enhance our courses with strong geo examples?

  • Section 1: including geo examples in non-geo GIS/RS courses, with an emphasis on what non-geo faculty can do (leader: Stuart Challender, Montana State University) Gaines Hall 043
  • Section 2: integrating GIS/RS into geo courses (leader: Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College) Student Union Ballroom C
  • Section 3: teaching GIS/RS for geoscientists (leader: Brian Hynek, University of Colorado) Gaines Hall 143

12:00-1:30 Lunch Student Union Ballroom B

1:30-3:00 Plenary Student Union Ballroom C
What have we learned about focusing more on analysis and less on training in techniques?

3:00-3:30 Break Student Union Ballroom B

3:30-5:00 Workshop wrap-up: development of a personal action plan, including choosing an activity to test and review Student Union Ballroom C

6:00-7:00 Dinner in town -A list of downtown restaurants with maps and restaurant websites is available.

Thursday, August 12, Day 5

7:00-7:30 Breakfast Student Union Ballroom B

7:30 Departure for teaching in the field using GeoPads

Wear comfortable hiking clothes and lightweight hiking boots or sturdy sneakers (no sandals, please). Bring a hat, rain gear, and sunscreen.


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