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 21 matches Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate How Cities Affect Their Local Climate Exploring Seafloor Topography 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: 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: 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: 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 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 ...
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, ...
A collection of GIS map data compiled by Google Crisis Response, containing downloadable high-resolution images from several sources.
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 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 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.
Geographic Analysis Tool for Health and Environmental Research (GATHER) is an online spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
Results 1 - 20 of 21 matches
Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data
Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate
How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
Exploring Seafloor Topography
Protecting Wetlands from Exurban Development