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Visualizations

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.

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Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate
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.

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Detecting El NiƱo in Sea Surface Temperature Data
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.

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Exploring Seafloor Topography
Sandra Swenson
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.

How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
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.

Protecting Wetlands from Exurban Development
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.

World Population
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.

New York State GIS Clearinghouse

The State of New York
The state of New York provides links to a collection of GIS data sites. Topics listed include map products, orthoimagery, raster imagery, downloadable software and GIS information for New York State.

GTOP30 - Global Topographic Data

USGS
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 ...

ArcVoyager Makes ArcView Easy!

ESRI
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 ...

Landsat Data Resources

NASA
This site from NASA provides a number of resources for obtaining Landsat digital data. Included are links for ordering Landsat 7 data as well as sources of Landsat 4, 5 and other related and heritage ...

Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse

Land Management Information Center
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, ...

Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory

The Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (SU) is a cooperative effort among 13 faculty from the Departments of Geography-Earth Science, ...

Port au Prince, Haiti: Google Maps

Google
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.

Haiti Crisis Map

Chris Schmidt, Open Source Geospatial Foundation
This map from the Open Source Geospatial Foundation Telascience is a mashup of satellite, topographic, and political maps, which can be toggled as overlays. All maps are of Port au Prince area, Haiti.

GIS Imagery for Haiti Earthquake

Google
A collection of GIS map data compiled by Google Crisis Response, containing downloadable high-resolution images from several sources.

Health Map - Focus on Haiti

HealthMap
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.

SERTIT satellite maps of Haiti

SERTIT Rapid Mapping Service
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.

ERDAS Haiti Response Map

ERDAS Apollo
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.

PASDA Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access: The Pennsylvania Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access, PASDA, is the State Geospatial Data clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PASDA is also a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Clearinghouse ...

My World GIS

The GEODE (Geographic Data in Education) Initiative
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 ...

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