Spatial Thinking and GIS Mapping Technologies Across Disciplines
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- When: Friday, November 16, 2012 : 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Location: University Park Campus, Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB), 100
- Audience: Faculty & Staff
- Contact: Otto Khera
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Site: http://goo.gl/KzKzm
Learn how USC faculty are incorporating concepts of spatial thinking and leveraging Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies and tools to enhance student learning and collaboration, and to augment their own instruction and research.
Spatial thinking and GIS support ways of contextualizing the location-based phenomena with powerful new and available data analysis and visualization tools.
John Wilson, director of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) provides an overview of the expanding online and residential GIS program at USC and the tools, training, and resources available to all USC faculty and students. Jennifer Swift, associate director of SSI offers a pithy introduction to GIS and spatial concepts, and ways to leverage emerging mapping technologies for instruction across disciplines. Lynn Swartz Dodd who teaches archeology at Dornsife College offers a real-world example of how GIS technologies and tools are being used on location at an archeological dig to compare and use available data on site, and to gather data for later analysis and evaluation.Visit Site