Author:
Bryan Fuller
Subject:
Geography, Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Data Set
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
Digital Divide Index, GIS, Geogrpahic Information Systems
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Exploring the Digital Divide with GIS

Exploring the Digital Divide with GIS

Overview

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

Instructor's Guide

This activity will lead students through the steps of caluclating the Digital Divide Index and interpreting the results using GIS with the ArcMap software application. 

This documents contains the instructors guide to  the  "Exploring the Digital Divide Index in Maryland 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 section will show students how to:

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

Exploring the Digital Divide in Maryland with GIS Activity for ArcMap

This Section contains the Exploring the Digital Divide in Maryland with GIS Activity for ArcMap instructions for students and the geodatabase.

Students will earn how to : 

  • Calculate the Digital Index
  • Compare and Interprest Results