GIS Across the Curriculum

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GIS Across the Curriculum

  1. 1. GIS Across the CurriculumMeg StewartJanuary 22, 2013
  2. 2. Agenda• What is GIS?• What does GIS look like across the curriculum?• How does one do GIS?
  3. 3. Spatial thinking is an ability tovisualize and interpretlocation, distance, direction,relationships, movement andchange through space.
  4. 4. Spatial literacy is animportant component indigital literacy and mediafluency.With GIS, one can gain anunderstanding of data andhow data can be represented.
  5. 5. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class/
  6. 6. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  7. 7. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  8. 8. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  9. 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. 10. Aerial photograph
  11. 11. Railroad lines
  12. 12. Tax parcels
  13. 13. Building points
  14. 14. Select
  15. 15. Buffer & select
  16. 16. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
  17. 17. Science, Technology,Engineering & Math - STEM Digital GIS social sciences Digital humanities
  18. 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. 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. 20. Examples of GIS
  21. 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. 22. http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/pcpn/us_precip.gif
  23. 23. Sites of "Civil Disorders" in the United States January - September, 1967
  24. 24. http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg190/scaled.php?server=190&filename=totalcounty.gif&res=medium
  25. 25. http://www.evl.uic.edu/aej/424/pics/week2/county_gas_prices.jpg
  26. 26. http://opensignal.com/
  27. 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. 28. What County-by-County ResultsTell Us About the Election http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578105031877259720.html
  29. 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. 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. 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. 32. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/
  33. 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. 34. Two themeshttp://makingmaps.net/2008/02/05/more-principles-of-map-design/
  35. 35. Economics
  36. 36. GeologyGeophysicsHistory
  37. 37. Biology
  38. 38. Environmental Justice
  39. 39. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/hurricanes/#!/2011/Irene
  40. 40. Source (Nov. 2012): http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2012/1120-sandy/survey-of-the-flooding-in-new-york-after-the-hurricane.html
  41. 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. 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. 43. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/17/science/1218-sand.html
  44. 44. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/17/science/1218-sand.html
  45. 45. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b5/Chicago_Demographics_in_1950_Map.jpg
  46. 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. 47. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/petition-to-secede-states_n_2120410.html#slide=more32984
  48. 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. 49. http://www.conflicthistory.com/
  50. 50. http://michaelporath.com/projects/manifest-destiny/
  51. 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. 52. Where did GeorgiaO’Keeffe paintRoof with Snow?
  53. 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. 54. http://www.1940snewyork.com/
  55. 55. http://www.whatwasthere.com/
  56. 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. 57. http://tinyurl.com/ZipCodePhilanthr
  58. 58. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/sep/11/education-compared-oecd-country-pisa
  59. 59. http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/atlas-of-rural-and-small-town-america/go-to-the-atlas.aspx
  60. 60. How do you do GIS?
  61. 61. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
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  67. 67. GIS Data  PolygonsCountryStateCountyCensus Tract Census Blockgroup Census BlockZip codeArea codeSchool districtTax parcel
  68. 68. http://www.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/resources/class
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  79. 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. 80. Functions of a GIS or How GIS is different than Google Earth• Query• Buffer• Proximity• Connectivity• Modeling
  81. 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. 82. Contact:meg.stewart@fulbrightmail.org

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