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GIS Lab 3 - Coordinate Systems
Margaret McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Margaret E. (Beth) McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Summary I use this lab to reinforce the basic concepts of coordinate systems and to introduce the coordinate systems that are commonly used for ...
Mapping Local Data in a GIS
DATA: Student-collected GPS data and site characterizations TOOLS: MyWorld GIS, spreadsheet program SUMMARY: Follow a study of Urban Heat Islands as an example of map-based science research projects.
Exploring NCAR Climate Change Data Using GIS
DATA: NCAR Climate Change Scenarios. TOOL: ArcGIS. SUMMARY: Calculate summer average temperatures during the growing season (June, July, and August) using simulated, present-day, climate-modeled output and compare these to temperatures calculated using projected, future, climate-modeled output. Create a temperature anomaly map to summarize the analysis.
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 ...
GIS-RS Final Stratigraphy Project for an Undergraduate Applied GIS Course
Dr. Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of PA Summary Students will construct a working, query-able database, use appropriate imagery, and use it to analyze a problem, understand cause and effect, and show changes with ...
Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS
Laura Triplett, Gustavus Adolphus College
In this lab activity, students use a few basic GIS manuevers to quantify the hydrologic impact of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The main strength of the activity is that students learn how to take ...
Exploring Earthquake Hazards with GIS
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
This activity is a straightforward application of GIS to assessment of earthquake hazards. The students get more modeling skills with GIS and a better understanding of earthquake hazards.
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. -
Topographic analysis of the Sangre de Cristo Range GIS Project
Eric Leonard, Colorado College
Eric Leonard, Colorado College - Geology Department Summary Students make DEM-based observations and develop and test hypotheses regarding topographic differences between the two sides of the Colorado Sangre de ...
Construction of Water Table Maps Using GIS
Bob Newton, Smith College
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary Students create a water table map and flow net using water level data from seepage lakes in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. They then are able to make hypotheses regarding the ...