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NCSR: Geographic Information Systems

This Geographic Information Systems 3-credit course is intended to "introduce students to the principles and practice of GIS, while providing experience using ArcView and Idrisi. This course will develop both a theoretical understanding of GIS and experience in accessing GIS datasets. Students will be exposed to raster and vector GIS." Topics covered in the course include: Introduction to...

Crime and Substance Abuse

This activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, asks students to use geographical information systems (GIS) to examine the correlations between crime and substance abuse. On this site, visitors will find links to the web-based GIS viewer needed to see and manipulate the data (there are links to the viewer on many servers) and to a student version of the activity which has...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/crime-and-substance-...
Earthquakes and Tsunamis

In this activity, by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students work in teams to evaluate Oregon cities’ tsunami evacuation plans related to a potential 8.1 coastal earthquake. Teams use additional information from a Web-based GIS to study the multi-faceted nature of earthquake damage in addition to tsunami impacts and making recommendations to improve the existing plan. The data is...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/earthquakes/
Groundwater Protection

This module, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, is "an applied exercise that explores the connection between groundwater, surface water, and potential water quality impairments." On the site, visitors will find a link to the module guide and links to the web-based maps on two different sites.

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/groundwater/
Module Tutorial

In this activity, presented by the Lane Community College's MAPS GIS Program, students will learn important geospatial concepts. These concepts include: scale, data layers, query, buffer and measurement. This tutorial is a building block for other GIS based lessons featured on the website. Visitors will find links to the lesson and links to the web-based GIS utility used in the activity.

https://gis.lanecc.edu/modules/tutorial/
Ancestry and Identity

In this activity, presented by the Lane Community College's MAPS GIS Program, students "are led through a series of steps to describe spatial patterns of various data layers representing ancestry." Students will examine data from the 2005 US Census to determine whether the spatial distribution is dispersed, clustered or random. The activity introduces many different concepts concerning data sets...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ancestry_l...
Plate Tectonics

In this activity, presented by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students will learn the concept of a digital data viewer, and how this resource can help them learn more about plate tectonics. Students will learn terminology associated with both geology and computer aided GIS. The activity is presented as a PDF, and helps the student learn by presenting a series of easy to follow...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/plate-tectonics/
Aquatic Environment

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students are asked to investigate the distribution of Chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin using GIS technology and web-based maps. The objectives of the lesson are for students to be able to "use GIS to investigate historic changes in salmon habitat, understand the factors affecting fish habitat, and improve map...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/aquatic-environment/
Discrete Math

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students "use logical connectors in searching a database to understand how quickly the search narrows by adding connectors. They will translate a search in to logic notation and sketch a digital circuit. Finally, they will break a story into logical statements to arrive at a solution." By the end of the lesson, students...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/maps-gis-modules/discrete-math/
Coordinate Systems

In this activity, developed by the Lane Community College MAPS GIS Program, students "work to understand concepts of latitude and longitude using an interactive Web-based GIS map. The lesson helps review basic concepts of coordinate geometry as they move about the world identifying coordinate relationships and important reference lines." On the site, visitors will find a link to the student...

https://gis.lanecc.edu/modules/coordinates/
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