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Intro to geotech 1 1 Introduction to Geotechnologies 2 Roles of geovisualization tools in this class My lectures will incorporate thousands (yes, thousands) of maps, GIS visualization, satellite images, etc. All exams will have 1) a map identification component & 2) slide-based questions (analyzing images & pictures of unique landscapes, cultural phenomena, etc.). Portfolio assignments will involve using maps & images . Make sure you know the basics of GIS, RS, & maps Get into the habit of consulting an atlas whenever you are not sure about what is where. The Goode's World Atlas is among the most popular in college courses. 3 1) Introduction to GIS • What’s unique about GIS •T h e p ow e r o f G IS • Examples of GIS applications 2)Introduction to remote sensing (RS) •H RS w o r k s • Examples of RS applications 3)Introduction to GPS i t w o r k s • Examples of GPS applications Learning objectives 4 Nature , Vol. 427, 2004, p.376 Cutting-edge geotechnologies have revolutionized the way geographers collect, store, analyze, & present spatial information. 5 ____% of all data has a spatial component. (ESRI) Data from most sciences can be analyzed “________.” 6 GIS stands for: GIS is an integrated computer system designed to capture, store, analyze, & visualize geographically referenced information .
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Intro to geotech 2 7 What makes GIS unique: All information in a GIS is tied to ______. • Spatial data = a digital map of US states • Attribute data = a table of info about the properties of US states tied to location = each row (a state) in the attribute table is linked to a state in the map . •E a c h row representing a state •C o l um n s describing the properties of a state: name, size, population, unemployment rate, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course GPY 235 taught by Professor Xu during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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