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Integrating GIS & fieldwork for geoscience undergraduates Anne-Marie Nuttall School of Biological and Earth Sciences Liverpool John Moores University.

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1 Integrating GIS & fieldwork for geoscience undergraduates Anne-Marie Nuttall School of Biological and Earth Sciences Liverpool John Moores University

2 Introduction Two case studies: Level 1 fieldtrip to Arran –First introduction to GIS Level 3 fieldtrip to Snowdonia –After completing GIS/Remote Sensing module

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7 Benefits of using GIS at Level 1 Initial orientation & familiarisation with field area day-by-day record of field sites overview of how sites relate to each other appreciation of topography & sense of scale interpretation of contours & gradients appreciation of software & GIS concepts for future use

8 Level 3 - Spatial modelling Hypothesis: glacier formation is more likely on high-elevation, north-facing slopes Input data: Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Snowdonia Calculate all grid cells with northerly orientation and > 600 m.a.s.l. Overlay results on satellite image

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10 Web resources: Digimap (to download OS map & DEM data): Landmap (satellite image coverage of the UK): ERDAS Imagine (Image processing software): CHEST (university licensing for all of the above): National Remote Sensing Centre (purchase of satellite images):


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