ERIC Number: ED461507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Map-IT! A Web-Based GIS Tool for Watershed Science Education.
Curtis, David H.; Hewes, Christopher M.; Lossau, Matthew J.
This paper describes the development of a prototypic, Web-accessible GIS solution for K-12 science education and citizen-based watershed monitoring. The server side consists of ArcView IMS running on an NT workstation. The client is built around MapCafe. The client interface, which runs through a standard Web browser, supports standard MapCafe calls to the server and also the uploading and viewing of "shape" or georeferenced spreadsheet data. Preliminary supporting tutorials and classroom materials are in development. The key features of the tool, the approach to design and prototyping, plans for further development of MAP-IT! and its integration into the middle and high school science curriculum are discussed. (Author/DDR)
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Internet, Learning Strategies, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Spreadsheets, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.esri.com/library/userconf/proc99/proceed/papers/p ap449/p449.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Systems Research Inst., Inc., Redlands, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (19th, San Diego, CA, July 26-30, 1999). Some pictures may not photograph adequately. Contains small print.