Ann Deakin

Geosciences

SUNY College at Fredonia

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Activities (2)

Downloading, Preparing & Analyzing a Landsat Thematic Mapper Image part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary As one of the last lab assignments, students download and process an image of their choice from the USGS EROS Data Center. They apply what they've learned to date in the ...

Mapping Magnetic Intensity Data Using a Trend Surface Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary Provides students with an opportunity to work with and interpret magnetic intensity data (nT). Challenges them to explain magnetic intensity to an introductory geology student. ...

Course

Cartography part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
GEO 301 is designed as an introduction to maps and their uses, in particular, as tools for communicating spatial information. Although it is an "introduction", the content of the course and the amount of material covered is at an advanced level. Students are expected to make sophisticated observations regarding how maps influence and add to our understanding of the environment, the framework or structure inherent in maps, methods of extracting spatial data from maps, and essential strategies involved in displaying data on maps to support research conclusions or spatial decision making of any kind. While there are no pre-requisites, this is a technical four credit hour course. Much of the lecture meetings will be in a traditional lecture format. Students will, however, be expected to respond to questions in class and engage in discussion as evidence of their understanding of the material and currency of their reading. The laboratory work will involve constructing maps based on the information provided in both lecture and lab.