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Geoprocessing (map overlay) exercise - a rabbit prediction map part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Chris Harding, Iowa State University Summary Walks the student through the creation of a prediction map using a very simple (fictitious) spatial planning and analysis scenario. Although the actual prediction ...

Campus Map with Group GPS Mapping Component part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento Summary Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation Context Type and level of course This lab is used as an introductory lab ...

Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

Land Use Change in MidCoast Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

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