Tools and Data

Tool 1

GeoBrain DEM Explorer

http://geobrain.laits.gmu.edu/

GeoBrain mobilizes NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) data and information through Web service and knowledge-management technologies for higher-education teaching and research. The DEM Explorer, powered by GeoBrain, allows users to select and view Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), and USGS Global Topographic Map at 30 arc-seconds (GTOPO30) collections.

Tool Builder

http://csiss.gmu.edu/

Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems at George Mason University

Tool Cost

Free

Tool Help

A quick start demo is available online when you access GeoBrain DEM Explorer.

Tool 2

ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education (AEJEE)

Download page for ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education

ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education (AEJEE) is a downloadable, lightweight Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tool for exploring geographic data. It is possible to combine point, line, polygon, and image data in a GIS such as AEJEE. AEJEE comes with a large selection of built in data that can be used in projects. AEJEE can save and open projects, so work can be shared between users, or between school and home. AEJEE can classify and symbolize shapefiles, display image data, project on-the-fly shapefiles stored in decimal degrees, and use data distributed over the Internet from ArcIMS services from the Geography Network, or other hosted ArcIMS sites.

It is also possible to use AEJEE with data that is downloaded from a GPS unit to create custom layers of information that then can be related to scientific and other types of data. GIS Data is often freely available over the Internet from cities, counties and federal organizations such as the National Park Service (NPS) and the United States Geologic Survey (USGS).

Tool Builder

ESRI

Tool Cost

AEJEE is free

Tool Help

Download page for ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education

This Introduction to AEJEE (Acrobat (PDF) 2.1MB Nov19 10) (in PDF) is packaged with the software. It contains helpful information for users new to AEJEE.

Data Source 1

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Digital Elevation Data (DEM)

http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth. SRTM consisted of a specially modified radar system that flew onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour during an 11-day mission in February of 2000.

Geospatial Coverage

SRTM coverage is global.

Data Temporal Coverage

February 2000

Data Provider

NASA SRTM http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/

Data Source 2

NOAA/WDC Historical Tsunami Database at NGDC

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/tsu_db.shtml

NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and the co-located World Data Center for Geophysics and Marine Geology have compiled a unique set of tsunami-related products as part of a continuing program to support the interests of tsunami warning centers, engineers, oceanographers, seismologists, and the general public.

Geospatial Coverage

Historical tsunami coverage is global.

Temporal Coverage

The data available at this site is from 2000 B.C. to present.

Data Source 3

Oregon Geospatial Data

Oregon Spatial Data Library

The Oregon Spatial Data Library provides easy and convenient ways to find, access and share geospatial data. Datasets downloaded from this site include: Highways, State and County Boundaries, Place Names, and Tsunami Inundation Data.

Geospatial Coverage

Oregon geospatial data is limited to the state of Oregon.

Temporal Coverage

The temporal coverage varies by dataset. Metadata for Oregon Geospatial data is available on the Web site.

Data Provider

Oregon Spatial Data Library

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