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ERIC Number: ED395774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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National Conference on the Educational Applications of Geographic Information Systems (EdGIS): Conference Report (1st, Washington, D.C., January 27-29, 1994).
Barstow, Daniel, Ed.; And Others
The goals of the Educational Applications of Geographic Information Systems (EdGIS) Conference were to: showcase current applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other mapping software in pre-college education; develop a better understanding of the current state of the art in both GIS software and related curriculum development; prepare recommendations for further research and development in GIS; and promote public awareness and support for the educational uses of mapping software. Presentations include: (1) "An Introduction to GIS in Education" (Daniel Barstow); (2) "The Charge from the National Science Foundation" (Gerhard Salinger); (3) "Welcome from the National Geographic Society" (George Peterson); (4) "GIS in Education: A Vision for the Future" (Barbara Buttenfield); (5) "Student as Scientist in the Global Laboratory" (Robert Tinker); (6) "GIS State of the Art" (Michael Goodchild); (7) "National Science Education Standards" (Angelo Collins); (8) "National Geography Education Standards" (Sarah Bednarz); (9) "Cognitive Apprenticeship and GIS" (Robert Lima); (10) "Educational Applications of GIS: A Developmental Psychologist's Perspective" (Lynn Liben); (11) "A Convergence of Themes in Educational Reform" (Richard Audet); (12) "NCGIA Secondary Education Project" (Stephen Palladino); (13) "GIS in a Geosciences Curriculum" (Kathryn Keranen); (14) "Urban Environmental Education in Detroit" (Randall Raymond); (15) "National Student Weather Network" (Donald La Salle); (16) "GIS and Environmental Education" (Reinhold Friebertshauser); (17) "Monarch Butterfly Migration Student Investigations" (Steve Case and Brad Williamson); (18) "Exploring Student Problem-Solving Strategies with GIS" (Richard Audet); (19) "ESRI's Educational Initiatives" (Charlie Fitzpatrick); (20) "Kids, Satellites, and Ground Truth" (Barrett Rock); (21) "GeoSphere Project" (Tom Van Sant); (22) "Satellite and Surface-based Observations of Atmospheric Aerosols" (Rudolf Husar); (23) "ESRI Arc View" (Charlie Fitzpatrick); (24) "IDRISI" (John Auble and Michele Fulk); (25) "GEOSCOPE: The Encyclopedia of Planetary Changes" (Luc Michaud); (26) "GAIA Software" (Suzanne Meyer); (27) "Alice Network Software" (Alan Feldman); (28) "Accu-Weather Forecaster" (Daniel Barstow); (29) "National Geographic Kids Network" (Monica Bradsher); (30) "EOSAT: Remote Sensing and GIS" (Anthony Shupin); and (31) "SimCity 2000" (Daniel Barstow). Editorials from the participants include: (1) "Reflections on the EdGIS Conference" (Charlie Fitzpatrick); (2) "Issues in GIS in Education" (Terry Woronov); (3) "Enhancing Environmental Education" (Duane Nellis); (4) "Defining GIS-A Note of Caution" (Kay Weller); (5) "New Interface Technologies" (Richard Bolt); (6) "Enhance Educational GIS with Hypermedia and Local Databases" (Derek Thompson); (7) "Editorial on Conference Recommendations" (Richard Audet). Resources listed include organizations, GIS and other mapping software, data sources, and conference participants. (JRH)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: TERC, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Geographic Information Systems