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  • This presentation will describe how local governments have applied internet /intranet technology to successfully achieve the effective use of GIS for local government and broadening GIS Benefits to other organizations in the municipality. We will show a internet GIS application which we developed as a demonstration case for Montgomery township school district.
  • This presentation will describe how local governments have applied internet /intranet technology to successfully achieve the effective use of GIS for local government and broadening GIS Benefits to other organizations in the municipality. We will show a internet GIS application which we developed as a demonstration case for Montgomery township school district.
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  • Serving Communities and Learning GIS Technology

    1. 1. Serving Communities and Learning GIS Technology Engaging youth with their communities by using Public Participatory GIS Wansoo Im, Ph.D. VERTICES [email_address] www.gis4kids.com U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee GIS Day 2010
    2. 9. Five Components of GIS Source: http://ioc.unesco.org/oceanteacher/OceanTeacher2/02_InfTchSciCmm/01_CmpTch/03_GIS&SDI/01_Fundamentals/Components.html
    3. 10. Five Components of GIS Source: http://ioc.unesco.org/oceanteacher/OceanTeacher2/02_InfTchSciCmm/01_CmpTch/03_GIS&SDI/01_Fundamentals/Components.html
    4. 11. Currently Available US Census Google Map GIS Data Layers Community Asset Community Art Transit Property Database Community Health Indicator
    5. 12. Community Portal Development (1 st Phase) Via Interoperability Web Application US Census Homicide Google Map GIS Data Layers Community Asset Community Health Indicator Transit Community Art Property Database
    6. 13. Community Portal Development (2 nd Phase) Via Interoperability Property Database Community Health Indicator Community Asset GIS Data Layers Google Map Community Art US Census Transit Web Application Community Health Indicator Community Asset Google Map US Census Transit
    7. 14. Community Portal Development (3rd Phase) Via Interoperability Property Database Transit US Census Community Art Google Map GIS Data Layers Community Asset Web Application Community Health Indicator Transit US Census Google Map Community Asset
    8. 15. Learning Geography by Using Paper Map:
    9. 27. Applying Interactive Maps to the Social Study Curriculum in the School System <ul><li>K,1-2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Helper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tour of Montgomery Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native Americans in Montgomery Township </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Explorers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Washington’s Retreat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Map of British Route </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 28. Applying Interactive Maps to the Social Study Curriculum in the School System <ul><li>Grade 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolution (American History) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pioneers Heading West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oregon Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Civilization (Pre-History) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul></ul>
    11. 29. Suggestion from 3 rd Grade Teachers <ul><li>Location of calcite, fluorite, gypsum, hornblende, basalt, sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, feldspar, mica, in Montgomery, Somerset County, New Jersey, US, (zoom in-zoom out) </li></ul><ul><li>Ability for students to input mineral rock types and samples as they travel collecting rock samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Location of caves and sinkholes, fossil locations (Haddonfield, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Link to local geologists that we can email. </li></ul>
    12. 30. Suggestion from 3 rd Grade Teachers <ul><li>Students create an inventory of the Earth materials used in the construction of their home (inside and out) and compare with other classes in other regions of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Topographical maps of the US (zoom in-zoom out) </li></ul><ul><li>Site organized by content (curriculum unit) </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Materials </li></ul>
    13. 31. Suggestion from 3 rd Grade Teachers <ul><li>Students create their own points of interest maps (soccer field, dancing school, home, school, restaurant, religious, Calculate distances between points. </li></ul><ul><li>Students input (or are provided speed limit data) maps and calculate driving time from point to point. </li></ul><ul><li>Bluebird (any bird) sightings from school and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of trees Montgomery, Somerset County, New Jersey, US, (zoom in-zoom out). </li></ul>
    14. 32. Suggestion from 3 rd Grade Teachers <ul><li>Students input data -What’s blooming now at my house (connect with other schools). </li></ul><ul><li>Students input data- Connection between blossoms and sighting of pollinators (bees, butterflies). </li></ul><ul><li>Maps of power outages, power use versus time of day </li></ul><ul><li>Superposition of the Earth materials we study and Native American regions (Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Great Plains, Eastern woodlands. </li></ul>
    15. 33. Suggestion from 3 rd Grade Teachers <ul><li>Water sources (natural and man-made). </li></ul><ul><li>Water source/availability versus Native American settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery settlement- Why here? Soil quality, location, climate, ease of travel, water. </li></ul>
    16. 56. www.CenterForCommunityMapping.org <ul><ul><ul><li>Deer Populations and Impact: Project Deer Spotter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GIS in Curriculum Design </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 57. Lessons Learned <ul><li>EASY to; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Validation (Control) </li></ul>
    18. 58. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Education & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Work with Teachers involved in Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Time and Resource Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of the Project </li></ul>
    19. 63. <ul><li>In the Spring, we conducted an inventory of 193 intersections in town </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous undertaking, helped by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Volunteer Day grant from McGraw-Hill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The combined effort of over 30 volunteers (including the Mayor!) </li></ul></ul>Intersection Inventory
    20. 67. Safe Routes Map (cont)
    21. 68. Safe Routes Map (cont)
    22. 70. May 30 th , 2009 Woodbridge Township Pioneering Healthy Communities Community Mapping Walkability Audit Safe Routes to School
    23. 91. Community Mapping with Where 2.0 <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul>
    24. 116. What is Happening <ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Interoperability…… </li></ul></ul>
    25. 117. Community Portal Development (3rd Phase) Via Interoperability Property Database Transit US Census Community Art Google Map GIS Data Layers Community Asset Web Application Community Health Indicator Transit US Census Google Map Community Asset
    26. 119. &quot;Connecting People and Connecting Communities&quot;    - Empowering the Public and Communities with GIS Technology -
    27. 120. Wansoo Im, Ph.D. email: im@vertices.com http://www.ilovegeography.com Contact:

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