Mapping Local Data in a GIS

This activity offers an introduction to working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by using field data on the Urban Heat Island Effect that was collected by students. The field data is entered in the GIS, displayed in a map, and analyzed.

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Debbie Dogancay
Newbury Park High School
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter
Activity takes at least 3 lesson periods (50 min each) and requires thermometers, hand-held GPS units, and GIS licenses (after the 45-day free trial).

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Activity requires thermometers, hand-held GPS units, and GIS licenses (free 45-day trials, but if teacher wanted to repeat the activity, each license is at least $100).

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