Engaging Students with Interactive Web-Based Mapping

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Presented at GIS Educators Day NEArc 2011 on November 13, 2011 by Curtis Denton and Michael Howser


  • 1.Engaging Students withInteractive, Web-based MappingCurtis Denton and Michael Howser University of ConnecticutJack Dougherty Trinity CollegeMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu

2. Outline Why Interactive mapping? Engaging students with spatial concepts On the Line: Examples of interactive maps for student engagement Tools and resources for creating interactive maps for the classroom MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 3. While this looks funIts only engaging to a select few. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 4. Better.but s4ll capturing that same crowd. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 5. Is this more engaging?1934 2008 MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 6. Interactive is essential Print maps are great but do not capture the attention spans of todays students Examine curriculum topics from Spatial perspective Temporal perspective Integrate data from multiple sources Ex. Fault lines, earthquakes, and population data Interactive expensive or difficult MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 7. Spatial and Temporal ContextWhat do the following items have in common? June 1 MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 8. Does this help? MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 9. Static to Dynamic!MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 10. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 11. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 12. Infusion of Interactive in the Classroom Dont teach the technology, teach with the technology Contextualization Spatial Temporal Relate to local/familiar areas MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 13. On the LineA collaborative approach tointeractive maps MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 14. What is On the Line?MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 15. Tools used to createinteractive maps for On the LineResources Used Requirements Google Maps API Interactive tools must Google Fusion Tables be platform apple, ArcGIS.com windows, and mobilefriendly HistoryPin No special plug-ins Free MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 16. Google Maps API Search address tool Pan Zoom Switch between layers Linked views Linked zooms Linked documents Time sliders MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 17. Making Maps with Google MapsMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 18. Google MapsMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 19. What is Google Maps? Address searchable Point-to-point addressing Research public transits options and yellow pages listings MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 20. Things you can do! Explore locations Compare Create maps! MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 21. Making your own maps! MyMaps Placemarks (points) Lines Shape (polygons) embed photos& videos Import KMLs Share Collaborate MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 22. Exploring the World with Google Earth MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 23. Google EarthMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 24. What is Google Earth? Travel the world Satellite imagery Maps Terrain 3D buildings Embed pictures and videos Create tours Access to diverse geographic dataMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 25. Import data Overlay imagery (BMP, DDS, GIF, JPG, PGM, PNG, PPM, TGA, TIFF) KML (Keyhole Markup Language) data Import GPS data Embed photos and videos MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 26. Explore the urban landscape MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 27. Explore the environment MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 28. Access existing content MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 29. Explore the past MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 30. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 31. Google Fusion TablesWhat is it, and how can it be usedin the classroom?MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 32. What is Google Fusion Tables? Web based interface for uploading, managing, and visualizing large datasets Builds upon Google Docs and Google Maps Includes API to develop custom interfaces Enables sharing of large datasets MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 33. Accessing Google Fusion Tables hAp://www.google.com/fusiontables MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 34. Importing Data Data formats supported include: Spreadsheets (.csv, .tsv, or .txt) Microsoft Excel Google Docs Spreadsheets KML Files (not KMZ)MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 35. MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 36. Google Fusion Example: 2010 Census in TexasMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 37. Google Fusion Example:Poverty by School DistrictMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 38. Making Maps Online with ArcGIS.com MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 39. What is ArcGIS.com? Web-based map creation interface Enables collaborative map creation Users can contribute data to share via ArcGIS.com Free!MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 40. Importing Data Data formats supported include: Spreadsheets (.csv, .txt) Shapefiles (.zip) WGS84 projection GPS files (GPX) La8tude eld Longitude eld la8tude longitude lat long y x ycenter xcenter point-y point-x MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 41. Adding Data from the Web Data can be imported from the following: ArcGIS Server Web Service OGC Web Service (WMS) KML file (Google Earth) MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 42. ArcGIS Example from GalleryArcGIS.com MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 43. Special Thanks! Jack Dougherty, Katie Campbell, and Jean-Pierre Haeberly (Trinity College) National Endowment for the Humanities Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Office of Policy and Management University of Connecticut: Department of Geography, Libraries, Libraries IT Services, MAGIC, CLEAR, Department of Natural Resources Connecticut Geographic Alliance U.S. Census Bureau, Boston Regional Office MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 44. Explore moreExplore, contribute, comment at:http://ontheline.trincoll.edu MAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu 45. Questions?Map and Geographic Information Center MAGIC &Connecticut State Data Centerat the University of Connecticut Libraries369 Fairfield WayPhone: 860-486-4589E-mail: magic@uconn.edu or ctsdc@uconn.eduMAGIC magic.lib.uconn.edu