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The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry

Jessey David
This PDF from researchers at Arizona State University illustrates useful graphs, charts and maps with which to teach undergraduates petrology and other processes beneath the earth's surface.

BGeology 3D

Laura Marie Leventhal, Dale S. Klopfer, Charles Onasch, Guy Zimmerman
This site from the Interdisciplinary Research in Geology, Computer Science, and Psychology at Bowling Green State University provides teaching tools for the geological sciences. The NSF-funded ...

Position Location on Topographical Maps: Effects of Task Factors, Training and Strategy
N. Schofield, and J. Kirby
This study examines task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance differences when locating a position on a topographical map from a given position on ...

The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry
Michael D. Piburn, Stephen J. Reynolds, Debra E. Leedy, Carla M. McAuliffe, James P. Burk, Julia K. Johnson
Describes development and testing of computer-based materials for improving understanding of topographic maps and block diagrams and the associated visualization skills. Paper presented at the annual ...

Development and Evaluation of Where are We?: Map-skills Software and Curriculum
Kim Kastens, D. Kaplan, K. Christie-Blick
Improvements in the instructional materials used in the prototype version of the Where are We program were accomplished through formative evaluation. These improvements include replacement of ...

An Interactive Multimedia Tool for Helping Students to Translate from Maps to Reality and Vice Versa
Kim Kastens, D. VanEsselstyn, R. McClintock
This article outlines the rationale and implementation of the early phases of the Where are We? map utilization program. This program uses multimedia technology to help students understand how 2-D ...

Fostering Students' Comprehension of Topographic Maps
David N. Rapp, Steven Culpepper, Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin
Novice earth science students often have difficulty visualizing three-dimensional interpretations of flat, two-dimensional displays. This challenge becomes apparent when students attempt to ...

Using Mobile Mapping to Determine Rates of Meander Migration in an Undergraduate Geomorphology Course
Kirsten Menking, Meg E. Stewart
Students in an undergraduate geomorphology course used tablet computers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to map the current ...

Testing the first law of cognitive geography on point-display spatializations
D. R. Montello, S. I. Fabrikant, M. Ruocco, R. S. Middleton
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive map-design research in the twentieth century: Theoretical and empirical approaches
D. R. Montello
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

How maps work: Representation, visualization, and design
A. M. MacEachren
The book discusses how maps are used and how they can be improved. Understanding how and why maps work and do not work as representations of the world, and what it means for a map to work, are ...

Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson

Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises
Klauis Neumann, Michael Kutis
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...

University Students' Conceptualization and Interpretation of Topographic Maps
Douglas Clark, Stephen Reynolds, Vivian Lemanowski, Thomas Stiles, Senay Yasar, Sian Proctor, Elizabeth Lewis, Charlotte Stromfors, James Corkins
(from the abstract) This study investigates the strategies and assumptions that college students entering an introductory physical geology laboratory use to interpret topographic maps, and follows ...

Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps
M. Eley
This paper describes two experiments in which experienced adult map readers compared three-dimensional land surface drawings against previously and separately studied contour maps. Results indicate ...

The differential susceptibility of topographic map interpretation to influence from training
M. Eley
This study appraises the extent to which subjects' implementation of map to landsurface matching is task-determined or influenced by training. Study subjects comprised three groups of 19 early ...

Students, fieldwork, space and time
C. King
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...

Skill in map reading and memory for maps
K. Gilhooly, M. Wood, P. Kinnear, and C. Green
This paper investigates the applicability of the maxim on expert memory to the case of topographic contour map reading. This study aims to clarify the role of map reading skill in map memory through ...

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