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MacEachren, Alan M. – Journal of Geography, 1987
This paper considers the origins of computer mapping, where it is today, and where it is headed in the future. The emphasis is on fundamental changes in cartography, the way geographers approach map portrayal of spatial data, and the use of maps in spatial problem solving that have resulted from computerization. (JDH)
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Geography
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Slocum, Terry A.; Yoder, Stephen C. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Outlines reasons why computer programming should be taught to geographers. These include experience using macro (scripting) languages and sophisticated visualization software, and developing a deeper understanding of general hardware and software capabilities. Discusses the distinct advantages and few disadvantages of the programming language…
Descriptors: Cartography, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Interfaces
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Chen, X. Mara – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that hands-on, project-oriented teaching offers an ideal approach to integrating Geographical Information Systems (GIS) education and training. Presents a project-oriented GIS teaching experience as an instructional paradigm that can be used to ensure balance between conceptual GIS learning and software-based hands-on training in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Audet, Richard H. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Presents a survey on the degree of training in geographic-information systems (GIS) given to prospective geography teachers. Reveals that only a handful of programs intentionally expose student teachers to GIS in a meaningful manner. Discusses implications for plans to integrate GIS into the curriculum. (DSK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Crampton, Jeremy W. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Discusses the utility of web-based materials in the curriculum and describes the goals, content, and outcomes of the Bosnian Virtual Fieldtrip. Explains how the field trip relates to general issues of Web usage by situating geographic principles into a real-life situation. Addresses the implications of using web-based materials. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Raubal, Martin; Gaupmann, Bernhard; Kuhn, Werner – Journal of Geography, 1997
Defines raster technology in its relationship to geographic information systems and notes that it is typically used with the application of remote sensing techniques and scanning devices. Discusses the role of spreadsheets in a raster model, and describes a general approach based on spreadsheets. Includes six computer-generated illustrations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Dahmann, Donald C. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Reintroduces and updates the geographic profile as a visualization technique for representing and analyzing the structure of geographical information. A computer software-generated profile focuses on specific information (persons per square mile in selected cities) and represents that information spatially on a graph. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation
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Alderman, Derek H.; Good, Daniel B. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Reviews two software programs, "PhoneDisc Business95" and "BusinessMAP LTF," that offer user-friendly, low-cost, and quick methods of identifying and mapping patterns of the names of U.S. businesses. This software can be used to help students understand how populations see and define themselves regionally and visualize the demographic spread of…
Descriptors: Built Environment, Business, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation
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Adams, Paul C. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Introduces "SimCity 2000," a computer simulation, as a tool for teaching urban geography. Argues that, combined with other activities, it can enhance computer literacy, geographical knowledge, and critical skills. Notes gender differences in students' previous exposure to the software; argues that instructors must consider this when…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation
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Fredrich, Barbara; Fuller, Karyl – Journal of Geography, 1998
Argues that slide tests effectively evaluate students' understanding of geographic concepts. Discusses the purpose of using slides and outlines procedures for testing. Considers the qualitative results of three formal examinations and areas of visual confusion or misinterpretation; suggests improvements. Examines implications of computers for…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Innovation
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Hammen, John L., III. – Journal of Geography, 1992
Discusses the difficulty of teaching computer-based remote sensing to students of varying levels of computer literacy. Suggests an instructional method that accommodates all levels of technical expertise through the use of microcomputers. Presents a curriculum that includes an introduction to remote sensing, digital image processing, and…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Computer Uses in Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Keller, C. Peter; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Maintains that regional atlases are an important educational tool that must be updated to remain current and valuable. Reports on a user survey among 123 Canadian geography teachers about content and design of atlases. Finds that teachers value simplicity and up-to-date information and not CD-ROM atlases. (CFR)
Descriptors: Atlases, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Carstensen, Laurence W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1993
Describes the background and implementation of "GeoSim," a multidisciplinary computer-based simulation used to teach introductory geography to college students. Discusses the four modules of the project. Maintains that "GeoSim" promotes interactive learning and outlines plans for Internet dissemination to geography educators.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Educational Strategies
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Bednarz, Robert S. – Journal of Geography, 1993
Maintains that an article in this issue of the "Journal of Geography" was the first one submitted entirely by electronic means. Asserts that the use of electronic mail improved communication effectiveness between the author and the editor. Encourages everyone who has access to electronic mail to use it for communications with the journal. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Journals, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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Nellis, M. Duane – Journal of Geography, 1994
Asserts that improvement of curriculum and instruction in geography must include the integration of spatial technologies. Argues the future requires the development of exemplary curriculum materials, a greater network of users, distribution of hardware and software to teachers, and agreement about ethics in information processing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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