Global GIS Lesson

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Arctic Ocean world view, satellite imagery

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Joseph J. Kerski, Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)


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 investigate earthquakes in other continents. Furthermore, the methods used here can be applied to other map themes contained within the North America Global GIS CD.

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