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Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...

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Floodplains in the field (with GIS)
Mary Savina, Carleton College; Brian Welch
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

Mapping Glacial Erratics with GPS and GIS
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students create a map of glacial erratics (in Northeast Iowa, although you could do this wherever you have glacial deposits). The activity uses local geology, ...

Campus Map with Group GPS Mapping Component
Kelly Debure, Eckerd College
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 ...

GPS Data Collection
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College
Jonathon Little, Monroe Community College Summary Students gather GPS data on some variable. Students map this points and overlay relevant layers. Context Type and level of course Entry level GIS. Geoscience ...

Community Involvement Project
John Wilson, Lafayette College
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a GIS project to apply skills they acquired throughout the semester to solve a real world problem. Each ...

Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise
Jim Miller, University of Minnesota-Duluth
As a final exercise in a course on Geological Maps, students conduct a field mapping of a one square mile area over a weekend. Back in the classroom, students are introduced to ArcMAP and Illustrator, with which ...

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Vector data and attributes
Margaret McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary This exercise introduces students to methods of creating GIS data. They collect point data using a GPS, and they digitize line data from a ...

Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise
Brian Welch
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software. -

Campus Mapping using GPS
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology Summary This assignment takes the student through a series of mapping exercises with increasing requirements. The first uses GPS units to record points, the second to ...

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