Author:
Bryan Fuller, MARTIN NDEGWA
Subject:
Geography, Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Data Set
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, Graduate / Professional
Tags:
Dissimilarity Index, GIS, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Urban Studies
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS

Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS

Overview

This activity will take students through the steps of calculating and intepreting the Dissimilarity Index using GIS with the ArcMap software application.

Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS - Instructor's Guide

 

 

The Dissimilarity Index is a wll-known measure of racial segregation.  This activity will lead students through the steps of caluclating the index and interpreting the results using GIS with the ArcMap software application. 

This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS" activity. 

Contents:

  • Information about the scope and content of the activity
  • Directions for using the Data Preparation Module and Activity Module
  • Recommended readings
  • Activity Questions

GIS Project Preparation Module

This section contains directions and data for the data preparation module.

This sectionwill show students how to:

  • Set up file connections
  • Create a geodatabase
  • Imoprting data
  • Assinign projections
  • Joining attribute and spatial data.

Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS Activity for ArcMap

This Section contains the Exploring the Dissimilarity Index with GIS Activity for ArcMap instructions for students and the geodatabase.

Students will earn how to : 

  • Calculate the Dissimilarity Index
  • Compare and Interprest Results