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Swaag 2013

  1. 1. A Geodesign Project to Augment a Traditional GIS Course Michael N. DeMers Department of Geography October 25-27, 2012 Las Cruces, NM
  2. 2. Getting to the Neomillenial GISLearner Through Practical Research
  3. 3. Neomillennial Learner
  4. 4. MotivationReal Consequences
  5. 5. Valles Caldera Project• Setting: Valles Caldera National Preserve• Background materials – VC Geoatabase – VC Management Documents – Internet Resources – Leading discussion Questions• Problem: Pending congressional legislation• Exercise: Use geodesign tools to inform congress
  6. 6. Valles Caldera National Preserve
  7. 7. The Legislation
  8. 8. Geodesign Component• What will the preserve look like if the National Park Service takes over? – Additional infrastructure • Roads, sewerage, visitor center expansion, picnic areas, etc. – Potential impacts – Sources of data and information??? – Output: 2 scenarios – Rubric
  9. 9. The Geodesign Process

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