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National 4-H GIS Leadership Team 2010-11

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Overview of the 2010-11 National 4-H GIS Leadership Team' s activities prior to Esri Conference in California

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National 4-H GIS Leadership Team 2010-11

  1. 1. The 2010-11 National GIS/GPS Leadership Team Service Project<br />
  2. 2. The 2010-11 National 4-H GIS/GPS Leadership Team<br />Back Row: Melissa Marquez(California), Paula Dawydiak(New York), Christy Dawydiak(New York),<br />Chip Malone(New York), Beth Hecht(Kansas), Stephen Horn(Connecticut), Frank Wideman(Missouri), Jim Hooper (New York), Esther Worker(ESRI)<br />Front row: Tracy Schmitz(Kansas), Jim Kahler(USDA), Andy Kittleson(New York), Tim Prather(Tennessee)<br />Not pictured: Jose Crummett (California) and Tom Tate (USDA)<br />
  3. 3. Mission<br />Service Project<br /><ul><li>Our job was mapping invasive weeds</li></ul>Where<br /><ul><li> Tijuana Slough Wildlife Reserve, San Diego, CA</li></ul>Why/Purpose<br /><ul><li> To help the reserve by mapping invasive weeds so that they could come in and get rid of the weeds themselves.</li></li></ul><li>Reserve Guide<br />Showed us what we would be mapping<br />Showed us a map of the reserve<br />Showed us where we would be mapping<br />
  4. 4. First we had to reset our GPS units to metric units <br />We did this so that everyone's GPS units would be the same <br />and because metric units are universal.<br />
  5. 5. Rumex<br />Rumex<br />Andy and Christina mapped the Rumex<br />It is a reddish brown color <br />It looks like small milo or sorghum plants<br />
  6. 6. Fennel<br />Fennel <br />Steven and Tracy mapped the Fennel<br />It is a light green color<br />Smells like black licorice<br />The flowers were white and yellow and looked like cauliflower<br />
  7. 7. Mapping<br />Landscape – Dry <br />It was like a desert with dry weeds everywhere.<br />There were Jumping Cactuses that somehow got all over you and your clothes. <br />It took about two hours to map all the weeds on the reserve.<br />From the reserve you could see Mexico and the border which was about a mile away.<br />
  8. 8. Assembling and Analyzing Data<br />There were four groups. We each put our information on different computers. <br />We each put the points and polygons on an aerial photo of the site. <br />
  9. 9. .<br />Preparing Data for Presentation<br />We then merged all of our maps together to make one complete map of the weeds. <br />
  10. 10. Finished Map<br />The Rumex is in yellow. <br />The Fennel is in blue. <br />
  11. 11. International GIS Conferences <br />We also went to the International ESRI Education and Users Conferences. <br />This is Jack Dangermond<br />He is the creator of ESRI. <br />His company designs the GIS software we used to make our maps. <br />
  12. 12. Map Gallery <br />Our group worked the 4-H booth during the Map Gallery at the ESRI Users Conference.<br />We informed people about our service project and what we did.<br />It was fun because we got to meet a lot of new people while informing them about 4-H and GIS.<br />
  13. 13. Presentation created by Tracy Schmitz, <br />2010-11 National 4-H GIS Leadership Team Member,<br />Kansas 4-H Youth Representative<br />

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