Using Geospatial Technology (Gis) In Multiple

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Using Geospatial Technology (Gis) In Multiple

  1. 1. Using Geospatial Technology (GIS) in Multiple Subjects Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr. Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives Vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu
  2. 2. Partners 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 2
  3. 3. Fields of Study • Field Work • Energy • Geography • Geology • History • Political Science • Economics • Demographics • Institutional Research 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 3
  4. 4. What is GIS • Geographical (Geospatial) Information Systems • It is a graphical data base that represents geographic features • Any item that has geography associated with it can be displayed – Zip codes – Addresses – Counties – States – Census information – Townships – College districts 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 4
  5. 5. Data • Multiple source of maps and data is available in general at no cost • US Census Bureau, State GIS organizations and ESRI • Querying of data is an important consideration i.e. where do people live who have a median income of $35,000 and a associate degree 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 5
  6. 6. Map Types • Static Maps – Image – pdf • Dynamic Maps – Web based – Software based 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 6
  7. 7. Field Work • Any location on the surface of the earth can be geographically positioned • GPS – Receiving device that can be loaded directly onto a map – ArcMap or Goggle Earth • Examples – Water sampling of a stream – Locating the position of a covered bridge or old mill • Adding a photograph to the data is an important conderation 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 7
  8. 8. Field Work: Position of Water Mills in the Eastern U.S. 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 8
  9. 9. Energy • Solar • Wind • Non-renewable energy sources 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 9
  10. 10. Geography • Any feature of the earth can be located • Aerial Images of earth surface • Three dimensional images • Land Use 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 10
  11. 11. Geology • Earth Structures • Coal Deposits • Soil Types 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 11
  12. 12. History • Battlefield maps 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 12
  13. 13. Political Science • Political changes in country boundaries over time • The creation and changes of counties 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 13
  14. 14. Economics • Geographically looking at business • Income levels • Housing types 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 14
  15. 15. Demographics • Looking at racial distribution • Educational levels • Ethnic backgrounds 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 15
  16. 16. Institutional research • Applications vs attendance • Distribution of majors • Targeted populations • Dual credit enrollments 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 16
  17. 17. Basic GIS • Getting Started – Project files – Data Storage • Shapefiles/Images – Adding Data – Data Sources – Compressed Data • Projections/Coordinates • GPS 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 17
  18. 18. Resources • http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/gis/Pages/d efault.aspx - Vince’s GIS homepage • http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/GIS/DATA/P ages/default.aspx - Vince’s Data • http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/Map/Pages/ default.aspx - Vince’s Created Maps • http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/workshops/ Pages/default.aspx - GIS Virtual Workshops • http://techcenter.jefferson.kctcs.edu/GIS/wiki/Wi ki%20Pages/Wiki%20Glossary.aspx – GIS Wiki 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 18
  19. 19. Resources (cont.) • www.census.gov • www.esri.com • http://kygeonet.ky.gov/ 5/19/2009 vince.dinoto@kctcs.edu 19

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