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Soil analysis for the community garden part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Kevin Svitana, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH Summary Otterbein is in the process of developing a community garden on its newly opened Equestrian Science facility. This facility was a former industrial ...

Subject: Geoscience:Soils:Soil Maps, Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture

Massachusetts Lighthouses part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students practice selecting features by location and adding a hyperlink to a point feature. They work with data that they download from a state GIS site. ...

GIS-RS Final Hydrogeology Project for an Undergraduate Applied GIS Course part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Paul Ryberg, Clarion University of PA Summary This project is used instead of a final exam in an upper level undergraduate course in Applied GIS. A student may propose their own project, or choose one from a list ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water

GIS-RS Final Stratigraphy Project for an Undergraduate Applied GIS Course part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Coastal Flooding Assessment part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric B. Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are introduced to Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, and use these tools to perform a flooding analysis for the Long Beach area of California. Context Type and level ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards

Pollution control and hydrologic Modeling part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology

Mars Hydrologic Environments part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
This activity examines the nature of streams and basins at three locations on Mars. Originally meant for users with access to ArcGIS, the exercise can also be used in introductory geology courses using images ...

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Images/Maps/Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History

Construction of Water Table Maps Using GIS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater flow, Groundwater modeling, Water quality/chemistry

1996 Grand Canyon Flood Analysis part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Manone, Northern Arizona University Summary Analyze the effect of a 1996 controlled flood on a sandbar in Grand Canyon. This exercise uses Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst Context Type and level of course ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology

Geomorphology: Were Earth-like river processes ever present on Mars? part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...