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What is GIS? Here are slides showing definitions of GIS and examples for the news and other sources to show how GIS can be used in teaching in a variety of disciplines

What is GIS? Here are slides showing definitions of GIS and examples for the news and other sources to show how GIS can be used in teaching in a variety of disciplines

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  • 1. GIS Across the CurriculumMeg StewartJanuary 22, 2013
  • 2. Agenda• What is GIS?• What does GIS look like across the curriculum?• How does one do GIS?
  • 3. Spatial thinking is an ability tovisualize and interpretlocation, distance, direction,relationships, movement andchange through space.
  • 4. Spatial literacy is animportant component indigital literacy and mediafluency.With GIS, one can gain anunderstanding of data andhow data can be represented.
  • 5. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class/
  • 6. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 7. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 8. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 9. GIS Data Management Thematic layers One layer for each theme… Roads Land use Streams Elevation Aerial photographs…http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 10. Aerial photograph
  • 11. Railroad lines
  • 12. Tax parcels
  • 13. Building points
  • 14. Select
  • 15. Buffer & select
  • 16. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 17. Science, Technology,Engineering & Math - STEM Digital GIS social sciences Digital humanities
  • 18. Why Is GIS Unique?• GIS handles Spatial information – Information referenced by its location in space• GIS helps make connections between features based on spatial proximity• GIS addresses and helps to evaluate relationships between otherwise un-relatable data
  • 19. If you have some sort ofinformation (current, past, orprojected) andyou have a location to attach tothat information,you can analyze it in GIS.
  • 20. Examples of GIS
  • 21. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/28/a-color-coded-map-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-emotional-countries/?tid=pm_world_pop
  • 22. http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/pcpn/us_precip.gif
  • 23. Sites of "Civil Disorders" in the United States January - September, 1967
  • 24. http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg190/scaled.php?server=190&filename=totalcounty.gif&res=medium
  • 25. http://www.evl.uic.edu/aej/424/pics/week2/county_gas_prices.jpg
  • 26. http://opensignal.com/
  • 27. NY Times: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/mapping-toilets-in-a-mumbai-slum-yields-unexpected-results/Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=213281544174043702623.0004b617c56e89532fff9
  • 28. What County-by-County ResultsTell Us About the Election http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578105031877259720.html
  • 29. Mark Newman, Department of Physics andCenter for the Study of Complex Systems, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/University of Michigan
  • 30. Mark Newman, Department of Physics andCenter for the Study of Complex Systems, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/University of Michigan
  • 31. Mark Newman, Department of Physics andCenter for the Study of Complex Systems, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/University of Michigan
  • 32. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/
  • 33. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/Mark Newman, Department of Physics andCenter for the Study of Complex Systems, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/University of Michigan
  • 34. Two themeshttp://makingmaps.net/2008/02/05/more-principles-of-map-design/
  • 35. Economics
  • 36. GeologyGeophysicsHistory
  • 37. Biology
  • 38. Environmental Justice
  • 39. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/hurricanes/#!/2011/Irene
  • 40. Source (Nov. 2012): http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2012/1120-sandy/survey-of-the-flooding-in-new-york-after-the-hurricane.html
  • 41. Source (Dec 23, 2012): http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2012/1120-sandy/survey-of-the-flooding-in-new-york-after-the-hurricane.html
  • 42. Source (Dec 23, 2012): http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2012/1120-sandy/survey-of-the-flooding-in-new-york-after-the-hurricane.html
  • 43. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/17/science/1218-sand.html
  • 44. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/17/science/1218-sand.html
  • 45. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Chicago_Demographics_in_1950_Map.jpg
  • 46. 1860-61http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eGaEK4qv950/TDyOOi3M3HI/AAAAAAAABF8/tinud8dBnoI/s1600/Secession_Vote_by_CountyA.jpghttp://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/3841/Vote-on-secession-in-the-South-by-counties
  • 47. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/petition-to-secede-states_n_2120410.html#slide=more32984
  • 48. What could the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, actually see during the battle of Gettysburg? Anne Kelly Knowles, a geographer at Middlebury Collegehttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/07/27/arts/spatial-maps.html
  • 49. http://www.conflicthistory.com/
  • 50. http://michaelporath.com/projects/manifest-destiny/
  • 51. Witchcraft Charges Why did witchcraft charges spread so rapidly and widely in 1692, affecting 156 people — 15 times more than in any other incident — across 25 communities in Essex County, Mass? Benjamin Ray, the director of the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive at the University of Virginiahttp://www2.iath.virginia.edu/salem/maps/regionmap/regionmap.html
  • 52. Where did GeorgiaO’Keeffe paintRoof with Snow?
  • 53. Mapping the SS Concentration Camp System Over Space and Time Map Showing Overlap of Concentration Camps and Subcamp System with Industrial Resources and Installations, 1933-1945. Each cross represents a main camp or subcamp, while the red shading indicates concentrations of the iron/steel industry and blue shading references centers of machine tool production. Anne Kelly Knowles and Paul B. Jaskot, with Chester W.http://www.ushmm.org/maps/projects/holocaust- Harvey, Charlie Hofmann, Toralgeographies/?content=sscamp Patel, Roz Vara, and Alexander Yule
  • 54. http://www.1940snewyork.com/
  • 55. http://www.whatwasthere.com/
  • 56. NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/health/research/pairing-of-food-deserts-and-obesity-challenged-in-studies.html?_r=1&Map: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-desert-locator/go-to-the-locator.aspx
  • 57. http://tinyurl.com/ZipCodePhilanthr
  • 58. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/sep/11/education-compared-oecd-country-pisa
  • 59. http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/atlas-of-rural-and-small-town-america/go-to-the-atlas.aspx
  • 60. How do you do GIS?
  • 61. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
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  • 66. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  • 67. GIS Data  PolygonsCountryStateCountyCensus Tract Census Blockgroup Census BlockZip codeArea codeSchool districtTax parcel
  • 68. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
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  • 79. GIS is the best way to answer spatial questions like…• Which properties are within 500 feet of Lawrenceville Road?• How many people live within a mile of the elementary school?• What terrain is visible from the Franklin Moore Library?• When and where might the next hurricane hit?
  • 80. Functions of a GIS or How GIS is different than Google Earth• Query• Buffer• Proximity• Connectivity• Modeling
  • 81. If you have some sort ofinformation (current, past, orprojected) andyou have a location to attach tothat information,you can analyze it in GIS.
  • 82. Contact:meg.stewart@fulbrightmail.org