2 short activities that illustrate how to join your data to the Living Atlas of the World

08-28-2020 12:43 PM
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Greetings GIS education Community:

I created two short activities that show how to do something really powerful in a GIS--join YOUR data to the amazing content in the Living Atlas of the World. I thought they would be of interest to the CTE and other communities as the procedures to do so are technical, but not overly so, and in following them, students are building critical thinking and problem solving skills.  They are using and working with a variety of data sets while studying about real world issues.  On a technical level, they build several simple but powerful Arcade expressions using ArcGIS Online. 




I hope these are useful and I look forward to hearing your reactions!

--Joseph Kerski 

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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.