Engaging Introductory Students with Data Discovery and Visualizations Using GeoMapApp
During this session, participants will:
- Gain hands-on experience of GeoMapApp
- Explore the built-in data sets and functions
- Cover various ready-to-use teaching activities
- Have time to import their own data and share ideas
What to bring and what to do before you come...
The workshop will be held in a computer lab to ensure that we have good internet access. You can either use one of the computers in the lab (they are all Windows machines) or you can bring your own laptop. Any type of laptop is fine (Mac, Windows, or Linux). Please make sure to install GeoMapApp on it beforehand - doing so will save time in the workshop. GeoMapApp takes just a couple of clicks to install. Visit the main GeoMapApp web page (http://www.geomapapp.org/) and look at the Download Links on the left for your particular machine. Once installed, try opening GeoMapApp to check that it installed correctly. If you have your own data sets (example: spreadsheet or data table which include lat/lon columns, netCDF grid, shapefile) please bring them to see how they can be imported and manipulated/analysed in GeoMapApp.
1:30 Welcome and introductions
1:45 Hands-on introduction to GeoMapApp (functions, built-in data sets, saving a session, importing your own data)
2:55 Exploration of classroom activities: Topography, earthquakes and volcanoes data, seafloor spreading, GPS data, geology maps.
3:45 Wrap-up and workshop evaluation
GeoMapApp home page: http://www.geomapapp.org/index.htm
GeoMapApp education modules: http://www.geomapapp.org/education/index.html
GeoMapApp seafloor spreading activity: https://serc.carleton.edu/geomapapp/activities/seafloor_spreading.html
GeoMapApp landscape/geology activity: https://serc.carleton.edu/geomapapp/activities/landscape_regio.html
GeoMapApp short video tutorials (on YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/GeoMapApp/videos
GeoMapApp What's New in version 3.6.6 (YouTube video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC5MTTNx7hI