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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 ...
Pollution control and hydrologic Modeling
Eugenio Arima, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary This assignment will introduce students to surface hydrologic modeling in GIS and derived products such as stream power and wetness indices. Context Type ...
Shorelines of Glacial Lake Hitchcock
Bob Newton, Smith College
Bob Newton, Smith College Summary This activity uses GIS methods to subtract the isostatic rebound from a DEM in order to create a map of the shoreline of Glacial Lake Hitchcock. Students are then able to evaluate ...
Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data
David Smith, GLOBE; Betsy Youngman
DATA: Sea Surface Temperature (SST). TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Examine 15 years of SST data from the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Create and analyze average SST maps to identify El Nino and La Nina events.
Exercise 1: Introduction to spatial data mapping the classroom with paper and pencil
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary Students map the classroom twice using paper and pencil, the first time on different pieces of paper and with essentially no instructions and the second time ...
Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...
How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
DATA: GLOBE Program Surface Temperature. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Explore the urban heat island effect using student collected surface temperature data. Subset large datasets, buffer others, examine spatial relationships, and gather statistics to investigate temperature differences in urban and rural school sites.
Rainfall patterns and drainage density
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University of Louisiana
The students use ARC GIS to make maps of the island of Hawaii to identify the locations of river channels. The students are also given a map of precipitation so that they can relate drainage density to rainfall ...
Google My Maps: Simple Quantitative Analysis
Carsten Braun, Westfield State University
Carsten Braun, Westfield State College Summary This activity shows how to use Google My Maps for simple quantitative analysis, for example to find the latitude and longitude of a location or the length and area of ...
Exercise 8: Using LiDAR and GPS data to model the water table in ArcScene
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Tutorial for using the new LiDAR tools (LAS dataset and LAS toolbar) in ArcGIS 10.1 (Acrobat (PDF) 13.8MB Nov6 13). Same LiDAR Tutorial as a Word doc (Microsoft Word ...