Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Campus Map with Group GPS Mapping Component part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kelly Debure, Eckerd College Summary Students use GPS units and record the location of some feature of interest on the campus. A shapefile is created from data recorded in an Excel file. This data is incorporated ...
Electromagnetic Radiation Principles: Reflectance part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kelly Debure, Eckerd College Summary The purpose of this hands on activity is to experiment with reflectance properties of various surfaces and to gain a better understanding of the effects of the position of the ...
GIS for Environmental Studies part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Courses
The study of the environment is inherently spatial and global in nature. One way to view and analyze data in a geographic context is through using a geographic information system (GIS). GIS is typically a combination of hardware (computers, digitizers, global positioning units) and software that allows you to enter, map, and analyze spatial data. Today, GIS is being used to map and analyze wildlife preserves, marine mammal movements, locations of industry, human demographics, and a myriad of other spatial data. In this class students will learn the theory behind GIS, how to use one GIS software package (ArcGIS) and will participate in mapping the campus or a nearby wilderness area.