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1 Understanding the Changing Planet meridian.aag.org/changingplanet Roger and Anita Palmer GISetc.com

2 NRC’s Report to Define the Top Problems We Face in the next 15 years

3 Research Focus Areas How are we changing Earth’s physical environment How can we preserve Earth’s Biodiversity How are environmental changes affecting coupled human - environmental systems Where will 10 billion people live on the Earth How will we sustainably feed earth’s population How does where we live affect our health How does the movement of people, goods and ideas transform the world How is globalization affecting inequality How are geopolitical shifts affecting peace and stability How might we better visualize our changing world? What are the societal implications of citizen mapping

4 To Engage the Public Couldn’t use installable software Overcome lack of utraining Isn’t an additional topic to be squeezed in Fits a scalable time limit to investigate a topic

5 What tools were used ArcGIS online Image J online Imagery Landsat side by side (tri-viewer) Map based animations Videos Cartograms Map mashups

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8 Come up with a strategy to estimate what fraction of the Aral Sea dried up between 2000 and 2009.

9 How To Vote via Texting 1.Standard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20) 2.We have no access to your phone number 3.Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do TIPS EXAMPLE

10 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.

11 Which biome looks most productive? a. Rainforest b. Boreal Forest c. Estuaryd. Temperate Grasslands a. Rainforest b. Boreal Forest c. Estuaryd. Temperate Grasslands a. Rainforestb. Boreal Forest c. Estuary d. Temperate Grasslands a. Rainforestb. Boreal Forest c. Estuary d. Temperate Grasslands

12 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Technology Educators

13 Geospatial Educators

14 Based on current development, animal and plant diversity

15 Where would you focus conservation efforts? A.The Brazilian Highlands B.Central America Cloud Forests C.The Himalayas D.The Horn of Africa E.The North American West D.Borneo and Sumatra (Indian Ocean islands)

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17 Geospatial Educators

18 How and where will 10 billion people live on Earth?

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20 City on the Swamp (Estuary) Guangzhou has doubled it’s population since ’90 then search for Guangzhou What does growth look like in your home town?

21 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. What word describes growth in your hometown over the past 25 years?

22 How much do you spend on food in a week?

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25 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. What state had the highest incidence of cold or flu last year?

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27 Websites Understanding the Changing Planet Portal Esri ArcGIS.com Map Viewer and Portal Esri Change Matters Viewer Earth Observatory php CDC Flu View

28 Thanks for you time and interest Questions, comments…


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