Eileen Johnson

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Environmental Studies
Bowdoin College

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Activities (2)

Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College Summary This lab exercise is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of GIS as part of two - three hour lab periods. The exercise provides experience with GIS software as ...

Visualizing the impact of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal communities part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this lab activity, students are given a data set that has been developed on sea level rise and storm surge for a coastal community in Maine. Students will gain experience in how to use cartography to select important variables that they want to communicate to local officials. The challenge is to distill a rich, local data set into an understandable visualization and how to effectively use cartographic principles to convey this information. This will provide experience on cartography early on in the class that will be applied later to their own data sets. It will also enable them to understand the complexity of natural and social impacts of sea level rise and in combination of storm surge

Course

Introduction to GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
This course introduces concepts of cartography, database management, and spatial analysis. The productive use of GIS technology in the physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through a variety of applied exercises and problems culminating in a semester project that addresses a specific environmental application.

Essay

Coastal Vulnerability in Rural Maine part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Eileen Johnson, Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College Summary This case was developed as part of a year long independent study with students. It examines the vulnerability of coastal communities, specifically, ...


Events and Communities

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century Participants

Cutting Edge Spatial Thinking Journal Club

Risk and Resilience Workshop 2014