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Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook [With DVD]

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Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook, second edition, provides scenario-based lessons that develop GIS skills and critical thinking. Students will use organized workflows, spatial analysis, and visualization to make decisions rooted in real-world issues about crime, hazards, hurricanes, demographics, and urban planning. Designed for a college curriculum, Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook develops GIS skills using step-by-step instructions, guided activities that reinforce learned concepts, and independent projects that encourage students to find local data and situations. The first edition was part of the Our World GIS Education series published by Esri Press, which won the 2008 Geographic Excellence in Media award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS: A Workbook includes data for the exercises. A 180-day trial of ArcGIS Desktop 10 and in-depth instructor resources are also provided.

Book News Annotation:

Keranen, a retired teacher who introduced GPS, GIS, and remote sensing into a school system's geosystems curriculum, and Kolvoord (integrated science and technology, James Madison U.) provide scenario-based lessons to help college students develop GIS (geographic information system) and critical thinking skills by using organized workflows, spatial analysis, and visualization data to make decisions about crime, hazards, hurricanes, demographics, and urban planning. For each area, two guided and one independent project is detailed. Prior knowledge of GIS and ArcGIS software is assumed. This edition has an updated design, fewer basic instructions, and more introductory information to add context to exercises. The companion DVD contains GIS data, worksheets, and other documents needed for the projects, as well as a trial version of ArcGIS software. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Workflow
Hazardous emergency decisions
Project 1: An explosive situation in Springfield, Virginia
Project 2: Skirting the spill in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Project 3: On your own
Demographic decisions
Project 1: For richer or poorer in Chicago
Project 2: Determining diversity in Washington, D.C.
Project 3: On your own
Law enforcement decisions
Project 1: Taking a bite out of Houstons crime
Project 2: Logging Lincolns police activity
Project 3: On your own
Hurricane damage decisions
Project 1: Coastal flooding from Hurricane Katrina
Project 2: Hurricane Wilma storm surge
Project 3: On your own
Urban planning decisions
Project 1: Where to grow in San Diego
Project 2: Analyzing urban sprawl in Seattle
Project 3: On your own
Photo credits
Data sources
Data license agreement
Installing the data and resources
Installing and registering the trial software

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589482807
Author:
Keranen, Kathryn
Publisher:
Esri Press
Author:
Kolvoord, Robert
Subject:
Computers & Technology
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 full-color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.5 in 1.22 lb

Related Subjects

Education » General
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Cartography
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
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