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Campus Mapping Tour part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
This exercise allows students to learn how to produce a geologic map. Students will pair up and explore campus as a "virtual" field area. This works well in areas where outcrop is generally sparse, but ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

River Flooding and Erosion part of Activities
Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.

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Urban Geology: Geohazards, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Introduction to GIS Using ArcExplorer and Brooklyn Data Sets part of Activities
The lessons introduce students to ArcExplorer GIS using publicly available online GIS data sets of Brooklyn, and water quality data of Prospect Park with locations taken by GPS receivers. In this way, students ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Sandbox modeling part of Activities
Students deform layers of colored sand to simulate features they observe in city. They construct topo maps and cross-sections based on the results of the sandbox experiment. The model is then the basis for ...

Urban Geology: Geohazards, Geologic History, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Land Use, Principles of Geology

Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Land Use

Resistivity Profile in an Urban Setting part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Activity in an urban setting that includes an electrical resistivity line and hydrogeological information from nearby monitoring wells that enables students to create a meaningful interpretation of subsurface ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Find the UST with GPR part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Field-based activity that uses GPR to find an underground storage tank (UST). Optionally, data provided with the activity enables lab or class use as well. Activity can be enhanced with use of GPS unit that takes ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Environmental Issues

New York State GIS Clearinghouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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.
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

New York City - Landsat and Land Use Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA page has LandSat data for New York City from 1990 and 2000. Tiff files are available for true-color and false color images. Images showing vegetative cover are also available.
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

NYC DOITT - Services: GIS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The mission of Citywide GIS is to develop, support and host an accurate digital map and geo-referenced data along with associated tools and applications that allow all City agencies to use the ...
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

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