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Assessing Transportation-Related Health Risk in Baltimore with TransCad
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This activity lays a framework for understanding the need for assessing community exposure to public health inequities. The data source section identifies the sources. The methodology section takes the students through the steps of creating a formula to use with the data source types.

Subject:
Geography
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Bryan Fuller
Glenn Robinson
Date Added:
06/27/2022
British Columbia in a Global Context
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This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfold in BC. A further example is the recent apology to First Nation peoples on the residential school treatment, as similar events occur in the US, Ireland and Australia. Processes of urbanization, a phenomenon which people all over the globe are experiencing, can be seen in Vancouver with our discussion of the city’s development. Geography students, indeed all first year students, need to be able to critically assess their own contexts and environments in order to properly engage with our continually globalizing world.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Arthur Green
Aviv Ettya
Britta Ricker
Cristina Tenemos
Simon Fraser
Siobhan McPhee
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Jonathan Campbell
Michael Shin
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Estuarine Geography E & G SCI
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Estuarine Geography utilizes an ecological approach to understanding physical and biological parameters to estuarine evolution.. Superimposed upon that spatial site and situation are social, human, cultural and political activities. Humans role in estuarine evolution is discussed at length.

Subject:
Ecology
Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
John Looney
Date Added:
05/23/2019
Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS
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This activity will take students through the steps of visualizing Maryland's Congressional districts and calucalting the Polsby-Popper Test and interpreting the results using GIS with the ArcMap software application. This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring Gerrymandering in Maryland with GIS" activity. Contents:Information about the scope and content of the activityRecommended readingsActivity Questions

Subject:
Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Author:
Bryan Fuller
Date Added:
06/27/2022
GIS Commons
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This is not a typical e-book; it is a free, web-based, open-source “textbook” available to anyone interested in using mapping tools to create maps. This e-text focuses primarily on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)—a geospatial technology that enables you to create spatial databases, analyze spatial patterns, and produce maps that communicate more effectively. While this GIS textbook is principally an introduction to GIS, most of the chapter’s concepts are applicable to other geotechnologies including remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), Internet mapping, and virtual globes.

Creating good maps and analyzing spatial data is a time consuming and challenging practice, but recently, a new set of powerful mapping tools has enabled almost anyone with a computer to make maps easily and to perform at least some low-level analyses. The results, however, are not encouraging. Most of the new mapmakers do not have adequate training in mapping concepts and spatial analysis principles, and their maps are often improperly designed and do not communicate easily nor effectively. This e-text—GIS Commons—seeks to help you analyze spatial data and communicate more effectively. In short, GIS education is our goal.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Schmandt
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Geographic Information System Basics
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Jonathan E. Campbell
Michael Shin
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Geo-information Technology for Crisis Management
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Geo-information has proven to be extremely helpful in many aspects of risk and disaster management: locational and situational awareness, monitoring of hazards, damage detection, sharing of information, defining vulnerability areas, etc. This course aims to provide knowledge on risk and disaster management activities, demonstrate use of geo-information technologies in emergency response, outline current challenges and motivate young geo-specialist to seek for advanced solutions. The course is organised as lectures and practicals. The practicals will be in the form of group assignments. Some excursions and guest lectures will be organised as well.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. ir. S. Zlatanova
Date Added:
02/10/2016
Introduction to World Geography
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Most individuals define geography as a field of study that deals with maps, yet this definition is only partially correct. A better definition of geography may be the study of natural and human-constructed phenomena relative to a spatial dimension.

This book is adapted from work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY) in 2019 by R. Adam Dastrup, Introduction to Physical Geography and Introduction to Human Geography. This adapted edition is produced by Howard Community College.

This adaptation has altered or updated the original 2019 text with additions adapted from Introduction to Human Geography published by Dorrell, David; Henderson, Joseph; Lindley, Todd; and Connor, Georgeta, “Introduction to Human Geography” (2019). Geological Sciences and Geography Open Textbooks. 2. https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/geo-textbooks/2. Copyright 2018 by University System of Georgia, produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 license.

Subject:
Geography
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Mideast Politics
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Exploration of contemporary politics in the Middle East, examining the salient geographical, historical, and religious features of the area. Analyzes the role of political elites, the Arab-Israeli conflict, gender politics, and factors that have inhibited the growth of democracy.

Subject:
Cultural Studies
Geography
Cultural Geography
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
10/24/2019
Physical Geography
Read the Fine Print
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Physical Geography, also called earth science, is the study of our home planet and all of its components: its lands, waters, atmosphere, and interior. In this book, some chapters are devoted to the processes that shape the lands and impact people. Other chapters depict the processes of the atmosphere and its relationship to the planet’s surface and all our living creatures. For as long as people have been on the planet, humans have had to live within Earth’s boundaries. Now human life is having a profound effect on the planet. Several chapters are devoted to the effect people have on the planet.The journey to better understanding Earth begins here with an exploration of how scientists learn about the natural world and introduces you to the study of physical geography and earth science.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Science of Sound Laboratory Manual
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This is a laboratory manual used to support a college-level general science course covering sound, audio and acoustics. Lab exercises include the speed of sound, harmonic motion, tensioned strings, resonant pipes, etc.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James Fiore
Date Added:
01/03/2022
Spatial Analysis and Mapping with R: A Short Tutorial
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This tutorial introduces the reader to some of the amazing capabilities of R to work with and map geographic data. Geographic data are data that contain spatial attributes (or spatial data) that define a geographic space (location, area, elevation, etc.) and non spatial attributes (f.e., population density, pollutant concentrations, temperature).

This tutorial was developed for one the units of the course “ENVS 420: Research Seminar in Environmental Sciences” offered at the University of Baltimore. However, it is hoped that readers outside of ENVS 420 who are interested in geospatial analysis and with a basic familiarity of R find this tutorial useful.

The use of an integrated developer environment (IDE) or an IDE like configuration such as the IDE RStudio (https://rstudio.com/) or the Nvim-R plug-in for the integration of vim/neovim and R (https://github.com/ jalvesaq/Nvim-R/tree/stable) is recommended but not necessary.

The tutorial was written with RMarkdown (v. 2.6) (Allaire et al., 2020; Xie et al., 2018, 2020) in R (v. 4.2.3) (R Core Team, 2020).

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Statistics and Probability
Geography
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Unit of Study
Author:
Wolf T. Pecher
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS
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The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results. We emphasize that the need to investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate its possible applications. GIS may not be necessary (or useful) for every planning application, and we anticipate these readings to provide the necessary foundation for discerning its appropriate use. Therefore, this textbook attempts to facilitate spatial thinking focusing more on open-ended planning questions, which require judgment and exploration, while developing the analytical capacity for understanding a variety of local and regional planning challenges.
While this textbook provides the background for understanding the concepts in GIS as applicable to urban and regional planning, it is best when accompanied by a hands-on tutorial, which will enable readers to develop an in-depth understanding of the specific planning applications of GIS. Chapters in this text book are either composed by the editors using Creative Common materials, or linked to a book chapter scanned copy in the library reserve. In the end of each chapter, we also provided several discussion questions, together with contextual applications through some web links.

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Eugenio Arriaga Cordero
Vivek Shandas
Date Added:
12/23/2014