This is a collection of visualizations of spatial phenomena or data, including a few visualization-based teaching activities. Search the collection to find visualizations you can use in your classes.
Results 1 - 20 of 22 matches Detecting El NiÃo in Sea Surface Temperature Data Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate Exploring Seafloor Topography How Cities Affect Their Local Climate Protecting Wetlands from Exurban Development World Population
David Smith, GLOBE; Betsy Youngman
DATA: Sea Surface Temperature (SST). TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Examine 15 years of SST data from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Create and analyze average SST maps to identify El Nino and La Nina events.
DATA: NASA Satellite Images. TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Explore and animate satellite images of reflected short wave radiation, snow cover, and land surface temperature downloaded. Then observe, graph, and analyze the relationship between these three variables.
DATA: Digital Elevation Model Data. TOOL: GeoMapApp. SUMMARY: Explore a timeline about how we have learned about the oceans. Construct a profile across the Atlantic Ocean and create 3-D visualizations of the seafloor.
DATA: GLOBE Program Surface Temperature. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Explore the urban heat island effect using student collected surface temperature data. Subset large datasets, buffer others, examine spatial relationships, and gather statistics to investigate temperature differences in urban and rural school sites.
DATA: Land Use and Land Cover TOOL: My World GIS SUMMARY: Examine land-use changes around Macclenny, Florida. Propose locations for future development that minimize impacts on wetlands.
This starting point example compiled by R.M. MacKay. utilizes the MyWorld (more info) Geographic Information System (GIS) software created at Norhtwestern University.
Access and visualize world population data using the user friendly MyWorld GIS software. Data includes total population, population density, projected population, male and female population, and age specific population, etc.
This site presents an overview of modern GIS (geographic information systems), how these systems work, and how they are used. The site includes a geography network and a map book gallery, and is most ...
This site from the Minnesota Land Management Information Center provides a collection of sources for geospatial data needed to power Geographic Information Systems. Topics include data search tools, ...
This site from the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center presents Global Topographic Data (GTOPO30), a global digital elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid spacing of 30 arc ...
This site from ESRI features ArcVoyager. The program is a 50-mb package of carefully selected data, ArcView projects, and help files in a tiered format, available as free downloads in both Windows ...
My World is a Geographic Information System (GIS) designed specifically for use in middle school through college classrooms. My World provides a carefully selected subset of the features of a ...
In collaboration with NASA researchers at Arizona State University, Google has created scientific maps of Mars. The site provides detailed map images of Mars, is searchable by feature or region, and ...
This Google Maps view is centered on the island of Hispanola, which is shared by the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Capital of Haiti, Port au Prince, is flagged.
A collection of GIS map data compiled by Google Crisis Response, containing downloadable high-resolution images from several sources.
This map of the Port au Prince, powered by Google Maps, shows links to health-related stories as placemarks. A Feeds menu allows users to select which news sources to view on the map.
This page from SERTIT Rapid Mapping includes a collection of annotated satellite maps (some in French) showing damage distribution, gathering areas, water sources, and other information.
This interactive map from the ERDAS APOLLO Client includes layers that can be toggled on and off. Layers include damaged buildings, IDP sites, and impassable roads.
Results 1 - 20 of 22 matches
Detecting El NiÃo in Sea Surface Temperature Data
Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate
Exploring Seafloor Topography
How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
Protecting Wetlands from Exurban Development