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World map with ice caps
Maps and Visualizations
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

A map projection is used to portray all or part of the rounf Earth on a flat surface. This cannot be done without some distortion. The mapmaker must select the one best suited to the needs, reducing distortion of the most important features. Mamakers and mathematicians have devised almost...

Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery
Classroom Activities
Joseph J. Kerski

In this lesson, students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with the tools and data from the North America Global GIS CD to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population from a local to global scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to...

Lake Powell and Escalante Canyon in Utah
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to understand how awter shapes the land - nad is stored within the land - in part of the Grand Canyon.

World Earthquake Epicenters
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

This activity is designed to give you practice using a geologic map to assess the likelihood and location of a particular natural hazard — earthquakes — in California.

Seismogrph monitoring
Classroom Activities
National Geographic

How is the world connected to the pencil you hold in your hand? Complete this activity to find out.

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