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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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Johnson, Merrill L. – Journal of Geography, 1996
Examines the growing use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the business world and the challenges and opportunities that presents for geography educators. Discusses issues relevant to both increased business usage and curriculum design. Recommends increased participation in business instruction for geographers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education
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Tuathail, Gearoid O; McCormack, Derek – Journal of Geography, 1998
Reflects on the experience of teaching a large undergraduate course on the geography of global conflict. A World Wide Web site featuring an archive of conflicts around the globe was designed and integrated into the course. Discusses issues concerning the design and maintenance of the Web site and its usefulness as a learning resource. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Conflict, Databases
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Alderman, Derek H.; Fournier, Eric J. – Journal of Geography, 1998
Suggests how teachers can approach the Internet conceptually and use it practically as they teach about the American South. Asserts that the Internet should be seen as representing a "place" where students and teachers can appraise the South from multiple, alternative perspectives. Offers lesson strategies and resources. (CMK)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Geographic Regions, Geography
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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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Proctor, James D.; And Others – Journal of Geography, 1995
Describes a pilot project that implemented and tested an interactive system of multimedia computer learning modules for an introductory human geography course. The project used a sequential learning process moving from initial concepts, to collaborative writing, and on to geographical analyses by the students. Includes assignment examples, system…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Sui, Daniel Z. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Provides a comprehensive pedagogical framework for incorporating the Geographical Information System (GIS) into college geography courses. Utilizes Berry's Geographic Matrix to develop approaches to teaching, both about GIS, and with GIS. Considers GIS as a collection of marketable skills, enabling technology, and new discipline. Includes tables…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Thomas, Deborah S. K.; Mitchell, Jerry T.; Scott, Michael S.; Cutter, Susan L. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Describes the development of "The South Carolina Atlas of Environmental Risks and Hazards," a digital atlas that provides people with information on environmental hazards in South Carolina. Discusses the content and navigation of the atlas and considers its utility for classroom instruction and public resource. (CMK)
Descriptors: Atlases, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary 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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