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Geocoding in ArcGIS: The Spread of Target and Walmart
Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University Summary Students geocode the locations of Walmart and Target stores across the US, create a map for each company, and interpret the distribution of stores using ArcMaps ...
Estimating Areal Rainfall in the Lake Whatcom Watershed
Robert Mitchell, Geology Department, Western Washington University Summary The learning objectives for this GIS exercise are to 1) understand rainfall spatial variability and how to account for it when making ...
Mapping Magnetic Intensity Data Using a Trend Surface Analysis
Ann Deakin, SUNY College at Fredonia
Ann K. Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Summary Provides students with an opportunity to work with and interpret magnetic intensity data (nT). Challenges them to explain magnetic intensity to an introductory geology student. ...
Exercise 5: Choropleth Map of the Happiest States and Effective Map Design
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students create choropleth maps by creating data tables in Excel and merging them with existing shapefiles for US states; they also evaluate the effectiveness ...
Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...
Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine
Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College
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 ...
Simple Spatial Analysis based on Raster Data Structure
Wei Luo, Northern Illinois University
Wei Luo, Northern Illinois University Summary This is a simple lab exercise early in the semester to teach student the limitation of raster data structure, simple buffer and overlay operation without using ...
Exercise 6: Nevada Mines analysis choosing water sampling sites to test for possible water contamination
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students use an EPA data set of Nevada mines to evaluate proximity of mine sites to streams to choose priority water sampling sites to evaluate for possible ...
Global Atmospheric Circulation Patterns - Analyzing TRMM Data
Eugenio Arima, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary In this lab exercise, students interpret precipitation data obtained from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) in order to understand ...
Geomorphology: Were Earth-like river processes ever present on Mars?
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
Laurel Goodell, Summary Students compare rivers on Earth to channel-like features on Mars, and consider whether Earth-like river processes were ever present on Mars. Context Type and level of course Entry level ...