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Using a GIS to Assess Stream-Channel Migration
Douglas Clark, Western Washington University
Douglas Clark, Geology Dept., Western Washington University Summary This lab uses a guided GIS worksheet to help new Geomorph students to investigate a basic problem about rivers: how do channels migrate. Context ...

Independent GIS Synthesis Project
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado at Boulder
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary A capstone project consisting of independent research and communication of scientific results. Context Type and level of course capstone project for an entry-level GIS ...

Introduction to Basic GIS Skills
Chad Heinzel, Minot State University
Chad Heinzel, University of Northern Iowa Summary Develops basic GIS skills, directs students to other shapefiles (on-campus and off), sets the stage for adding additional class/campus data later in the semester. ...

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
This activity will demonstrate how water quality and environmental health issues can be analyzed together, how hydrologic information can be built up, and how decisions can be made using GIS.

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 ...

Using GIS to Construct Water Table Maps and Flow Nets
Bob Newton, Smith College
Seepage lake elevation data from the Sand Hills of Nebraska is used to construct a water table map and flow net using ESRI's ArcMap software. Students learn how to use GIS software to analyze patterns of ...

Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Chris Van de Ven, Albion College
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

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.

Introduction to GIS through river meandering and landslide mapping
Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth
The primary goal of this lab is to develop basic ArcGIS skills for geomorphology students and give them a taste of what is possible in GIS. The lab is written for the GIS novice, and thus includes detailed ...

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Investigating Earthquakes with ArcExplorer GIS
Carla McAuliffe
DATA: Recent and Historical Earthquake Data. TOOL: ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education GIS. SUMMARY: Explore earthquake data and import them into a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze the data to predict where the next big earthquake will occur.

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