GIS as Modules in an Introductory Geo Course

GIS as Modules in an Introductory Geo Course

GIS as Modules in an Introductory Geo Course Barbara Tewksbury Hamilton College

The context

GIS across the curriculum NOT point and click GIS Real GIS analysis for students Introduction to GIS for geoscientists modules for all courses

Course-specific activities Intro modules What we needed A hook Activities to practice techniques in

ArcMap without getting bogged down in projections, coordinate systems, data structures, etc. Geo-specific basic intro Three intro modules

Written as self-guiding tutorials Accompanied by GIS primer where students can look things up Have integrated geoscience questions

Module 1: Mt. St. Helens Module 2: Clinton Topo Module 3: Adirondacks

Course-specific activities Geology and Human Events in Africa and Middle East: variety of GIS projects in Egypt Forensic Geology: Japanese

Balloon Bombs from WWI Oceanography: world oceanographic data sets Earthquakes in ArcMap

Toshka Lakes Qattara Depression

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