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Part one (Grades 3-6)

Part two (Grades 10-12)

Get the GIS of it

May 13, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), work with ArcGIS Online for interacting with maps and exploring social and environmental processes. GIS specialist Dara will teach students about applications that GIS can be used for, to identify patterns on a map, to analyze data and maps for addressing real world problems and telling stories.

Presenter: Dara Mendeloff, Geographic Information Specialist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Target audience: Grades 3-6 and Grades 10-12

TESTIMONIALS



This is inspiring and fantastic! Thank you so much for this amazing collection of educational and scientific resources. Mary, science educator, Bloomfield, NJ

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



1. Environmental Protection Index (EPI) Exercise Map - The first exercise map that Dara used in her presentation. Play around with the different layers and see what you can map based on the EPI data.

2. Environmental Protection Index (EPI) Final Map - The final map that Dara created based on EPI data.

3. NYC Noise Levels Exercise Map - The second exercise map that Dara used in her presentation. Play around with the different layers and see what you can learn about noise complaints in NYC.

4. NYC Noise Levels Final Map - The final map that Dara created based on 311 complaints about NYC noise for the first week of May.

5. NYC Open Data - NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use.

6. SEDAC - Explore the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) and get datasets integrating earth and social sciences to look at human interactions with their environment from this NASA data center.

7. CIESIN - Learn more about the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, where Dara works!

8. ArcGIS Public Account Sign-Up - Sign up for a free ArcGIS public account!