Tools and Data

Tool

My World GIS

http://www.myworldgis.org/

My World GIS™ is a Geographic Information System (GIS) designed specifically for use in middle school through college classrooms. It was developed by the Geographic Data in Education (GEODE) Initiative at Northwestern University as part of a research program on the adaptation of scientific visualization and data analysis tools to support inquiry-based learning. 

My World GIS gives learners access to a variety of geographic data, enabling users to explore critical issues about the environment, geography, geology, demography, history, and much more. Its features include customizable display of layer variables, multiple geographic projections, table and map views of data, distance-measurement tools, and buffering and query operations.

Tool Builder

The Geographic Data in Education (GEODE) Initiative at Northwestern University with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Tool Cost

A free trial version is available for 45 days.

Tool Help

My World Online Help Center

My World Tool and Button Guides in pdf
The following guides can be downloaded to help with the use of the program:

Data Source 1

Greenland Automated Weather Stations

Greenland Climate Network (GC-Net)
Data Providers: Konrad Steffen, Jason Box, University of Colorado
Additional Information: http://nsidc.org/data/parca/data.html#parca-5

Geospatial Coverage

Greenland

Temporal Coverage

1999-Present

Data Source 2

Glacier Velocity Gates

http://bprc.osu.edu/ohglas/parca-traverse.htm
Data Provider: Bea Csatho
Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
Additional Information: http://nsidc.org/data/parca/data.html#parca-10

Geospatial Coverage

Greenland

Temporal Coverage

2002

Data Source 3

Greenland Melting Extents 1992-2003

Data Provider: Russell Huff
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES)
Additional Information: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0218.html

Geospatial Coverage

Greenland

Temporal Coverage

1992-2003

Data Source 4

Greenland Ice Sheet Elevations

Data Provider: Russell Huff
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES)
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Additional Information: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0092.html

Geospatial Coverage

Greenland

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