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Advanced Python Programming for GIS (GEOG 489)
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In GEOG 489, you will learn advanced applications of Python for developing and customizing GIS software, designing user interfaces, solving complex geoprocessing tasks, and leveraging open source. The course consists of readings, walkthroughs, projects, quizzes, and discussions about advanced GIS programming concepts and techniques, and a final term project. It complements the material covered in GEOG 485: GIS Programming and Customization. Software covered in the course includes: Esri ArcGIS Pro/arcpy, Jupyter Notebook, Esri ArcGIS API for Python, QGIS, GDAL/OGR. Students will also use of the Git version control software for code management, and learn techniques for distributing Python applications to end users.

Subject:
Earth Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
James O'Brien
Jan Oliver Wallgrun
Jim Detwiler
Date Added:
03/26/2020
British Columbia in a Global Context
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This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfold in BC. A further example is the recent apology to First Nation peoples on the residential school treatment, as similar events occur in the US, Ireland and Australia. Processes of urbanization, a phenomenon which people all over the globe are experiencing, can be seen in Vancouver with our discussion of the city’s development. Geography students, indeed all first year students, need to be able to critically assess their own contexts and environments in order to properly engage with our continually globalizing world.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Arthur Green
Aviv Ettya
Britta Ricker
Cristina Tenemos
Simon Fraser
Siobhan McPhee
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Cartography and Visualization (GEOG 486)
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Maps are powerful visual tools, both for communicating ideas and for facilitating data exploration. In Geog 486: Cartography and Visualization, you will learn design principles and techniques for creating maps with contemporary mapping tools, including ArcGIS Pro. In this lab-focused course, you'll apply cartographic theory to practical problems, with a focus on design decisions such as selecting visual variables, classifying and generalizing data, applying principles of color and contrast, and choosing projections for maps. You will also be introduced to future-focused application topics such as augmented and virtual reality, mapping with multivariate glyphs, the visual depiction of uncertainty, interactive geovisualizations and (geo)visual analytics, and decision-making with maps and mapping products. Successful completion of this course will signify mastery in map production for communication and research; you will be practiced in making, analyzing, critiquing, and sharing high-quality maps.

Subject:
Earth Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Cary Anderson
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Cloud and Server GIS
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Is your understanding of Cloud GIS a bit hazy? Does thinking about it leave you in a fog? We've designed GEOG 865, Cloud and Server GIS, to help you understand how all of the various pieces of architecture fit together. By the end of the class you'll have a clear understanding of esri's and others' offerings in the space, how to implement ArcGIS Enterprise on Amazon EC2, make online maps with Carto and Mapbox, and engage in some blue sky thinking of your own in our weekly discussions about trends and directions.

Subject:
Computer Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Sterling Quinn
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
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Has your attention recently been caught by news of coastal catastrophes such as hurricanes and tsunamis? Do you wonder why so many coastal communities in the world are vulnerable to flooding and other coastal hazards? Have you considered what coastal flood protections cities like Houston and Miami will need in the future to protect their residents? This course will provide a better understanding of these phenomena. We present a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the geologic processes responsible for their formation, and ways that society responds to hazards like sea level rise and catastrophic weather events. You will participate in active learning exercises such as analyzing real-world datasets and applying critical thinking to real-world societal problems while investigating a coastal community.

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Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Biology
Ecology
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brent Yarnal
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Collecting and Mapping Data
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Learn how to collect and import spatial features from the field, use web-based map tools to engage citizens, and incorporate the best available spatial data from public domain sources.

This e-book provides interactive lessons and hands-on exercises for anyone interested in applying GIS and related tools to conservation and environmental applications. The lessons in this book assume users have a basic proficiency in GIS. Through these lessons and exercises, you will explore and use applications of GIS particularly related to landscape assessment, suitability modeling, and design of alternative strategies. By engaging with the activities in this book, you will:

Know how to collect and work with spatial data from the field and public domain;
-Learn to frame and practice solving spatial environmental questions;
-Proficiently apply spatial thinking and analytical tools toward conservation and adaptation solutions
-Confidently apply spatial analyst and spatial statistics tools to compare and evaluate landscape change
-Model and synthesize potential environmental scenarios
-Design and plan strategies for adaptation to landscape change

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
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Author:
Janet Silbernagel
Date Added:
06/07/2021
Environmental Applications of GIS
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Increasingly volatile climate and weather; vulnerable drinking water supplies; shrinking wildlife habitats; widespread deforestation due to energy and food production. These are examples of environmental challenges that are of critical importance in our world, both in far away places and close to home, and are particularly well suited to inquiry using geographic information systems. In GEOG 487 you will explore topics like these and learn about data and spatial analysis techniques commonly employed in environmental applications. After taking this course you will be equipped with relevant analytical approaches and tools that you can readily apply to your own environmental contexts.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Rachel Kornak
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Jonathan Campbell
Michael Shin
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Estuarine Geography E & G SCI
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Estuarine Geography utilizes an ecological approach to understanding physical and biological parameters to estuarine evolution.. Superimposed upon that spatial site and situation are social, human, cultural and political activities. Humans role in estuarine evolution is discussed at length.

Subject:
Ecology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
John Looney
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications
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ìExploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applicationsî (GEOG 480) focuses on the use of remotely sensed imagery and elevation data in GIS applications. Students enrolling in GEOG 480 should have a solid conceptual foundation in geospatial information science and technology. GEOG 480 is appropriate for those who are already working in the geospatial profession and wish to use imagery and elevation data in visualization and spatial analysis. Throughout the course, students confront realistic remote sensing problem scenarios that incorporate such skills and concepts as definition of data needs, metadata content standards, data formats and types, and analysis methods.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Karen Schuckman
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Fundamentals of Physical Geography
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PhysicalGeography.net is an educational web portal that focuses on a specific area knowledge known as Physical Geography. Physical Geography is a sub-discipline of two much larger fields of study - Geography and Earth Sciences.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Okanagan University College
Author:
Michael Pidwirny
Date Added:
11/11/2019
GEOG 2010 Syllabus, Quizzes and Exams
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This is an Introduction to Geography course (GEOG 2010) that was transformed to utilize OER. The package provided here contains all of the quizzes and exams that the course uses in the corresponding OER online textbooks. Direct links to each chapter can be found in the course syllabus. Quizzes and syllabus licensed CC BY 4.0 by Rusti Liner, adapting content from "Introduction to Physical Geography" and "Introduction to Human Geography", by R. Adam Dastrup is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Subject:
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Rusti Liner
Date Added:
03/11/2021
GEOG 2037 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - Course (reformatted)
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This is an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course (GEOG 2037) that was completely copied and borrowed for a face to face delivery and also online delivery. I have modified the modules to work for a 16-week semester format. Additional updates will be provided as they become available. The entire course utilizes QGIS, a free shareware GIS package that is open source.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Rusti Liner
Date Added:
03/11/2021
GEOG 2050 Syllabus, Quizzes and Exams
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This is a Physical Geography course (GEOG 2050) that was transformed to utilize OER. The package provided here contains all of the quizzes and exams that the course uses in the corresponding OER online textbooks. Direct links to each chapter can be found in the course syllabus. Quizzes and syllabus licensed CC BY 4.0 by Rusti Liner, adapting content from "Introduction to Physical Geography" by R. Adam Dastrup is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Rusti Liner
Date Added:
03/11/2021
GIS Application Development
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In GEOG 489, you will learn advanced applications of Python for developing and customizing GIS software, designing user interfaces, solving complex geoprocessing tasks, and leveraging open source. The course consists of readings, walkthroughs, projects, quizzes, and discussions about advanced GIS programming concepts and techniques, and a final term project. It complements the material covered in GEOG 485: GIS Programming and Customization. Software covered in the course includes: Esri ArcGIS Pro/arcpy, Jupyter Notebook, Esri ArcGIS API for Python, QGIS, GDAL/OGR. Students will also use of the Git version control software for code management, and learn techniques for distributing Python applications to end users.

Subject:
Computer Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
James O'Brien
Jan Oliver Wallgrun
Jim Detwiler
Date Added:
04/25/2019
GIS Commons
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This is not a typical e-book; it is a free, web-based, open-source “textbook” available to anyone interested in using mapping tools to create maps. This e-text focuses primarily on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)—a geospatial technology that enables you to create spatial databases, analyze spatial patterns, and produce maps that communicate more effectively. While this GIS textbook is principally an introduction to GIS, most of the chapter’s concepts are applicable to other geotechnologies including remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), Internet mapping, and virtual globes.

Creating good maps and analyzing spatial data is a time consuming and challenging practice, but recently, a new set of powerful mapping tools has enabled almost anyone with a computer to make maps easily and to perform at least some low-level analyses. The results, however, are not encouraging. Most of the new mapmakers do not have adequate training in mapping concepts and spatial analysis principles, and their maps are often improperly designed and do not communicate easily nor effectively. This e-text—GIS Commons—seeks to help you analyze spatial data and communicate more effectively. In short, GIS education is our goal.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Schmandt
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence
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A good detective or researcher like Sherlock Holmes knows the fundamental questions that need to be answered to gather facts to solve a problem. So how does geospatial intelligence contribute to answering these questions? While geospatial technology is useful in revealing who, what, when, and where events take place, it is less useful in explaining why events occur. However, geospatial intelligence analysis leverages geographic information science and technology with the intelligence tradecraft to develop products that support decision-making in national and homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, and international relief efforts. GEOG 882 will challenge you to think critically, consider alternative viewpoints, and question your own assumptions when analyzing why human events occur over place and time.

Subject:
Information Science
Communication
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mark Corson
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geographic Information Analysis
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In this data rich world, we need to understand how things are organized on the Earth's surface. Those things are represented by spatial data and necessarily depend upon what surrounds them. Spatial statistics provide insights into explaining processes that create patterns in spatial data. In geographical information analysis, spatial statistics such as point pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, and spatial interpolation will analyze the spatial patterns, spatial processes, and spatial association that characterize spatial data. Understanding spatial analysis will help you realize what makes spatial data special and why spatial analysis reveals a truth about spatial data.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
David O'Sullivan
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geographic Information System Basics
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Jonathan E. Campbell
Michael Shin
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Geography of Water Resources
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Geography 431 is designed to further understanding of the natural processes of aquatic ecosystems, management of water resources, and threats to sustaining water quantity. Develop awareness and appreciation of the perspectives about water as a precious resource, commodity, and sometimes hazard. Learn how and why water is distributed unevenly around the Earth. Examine how resource management decisions are strongly related to water availability, quantity, and quality. The course examines water resources management; dams and dam removal; provision of safe potable water; threats to water quantity and quality; land use changes; the water economy; water laws and policy; institutions for water management at the global, national, regional, and local scale; and issues of water security and climate change.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Michael Nassry
Rob Brooks
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geo-information Technology for Crisis Management
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Geo-information has proven to be extremely helpful in many aspects of risk and disaster management: locational and situational awareness, monitoring of hazards, damage detection, sharing of information, defining vulnerability areas, etc. This course aims to provide knowledge on risk and disaster management activities, demonstrate use of geo-information technologies in emergency response, outline current challenges and motivate young geo-specialist to seek for advanced solutions. The course is organised as lectures and practicals. The practicals will be in the form of group assignments. Some excursions and guest lectures will be organised as well.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. ir. S. Zlatanova
Date Added:
02/10/2016
Geospatial Intelligence and the Geospatial Revolution
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Geographic Intelligence (GEOINT) is more than people working with computers in a secure intelligence facility. Join us for this exciting journey to learn about GEOINT's application in business, law enforcement, and defense. Advances in satellites, GPS, unmanned aerial systems, wireless communications, handheld computing, and the ability to automate laborious map analysis processes has transformed what used to be called geographic intelligence, or GEOINT, and the nature of the insights provided to managers and leaders. We have gone from mountains of hardcopy maps to amazing automated systems that provide previously unavailable understanding. GEOINT combines geographic information science and technologies with an analytic tradecraft. You will experience the value of GEOINT. We welcome you to the Revolution.

Subject:
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Todd Bacastow
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geospatial System Analysis and Design
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Geospatial System Analysis and Design surveys the process of GIS design through critical reading/writing and collaborative discussion. Key topics in the course outline the broad range of current GIS systems, how they are designed and evaluated, and how emerging technologies may impact their design and implementation in the near future. In particular, students will develop a term-long project where they propose a realistic problem scenario that requires the skills and understanding required to effectively complete a geospatial system specification, design, and implementation. Students completing this course are able to develop a comprehensive system design plan that takes into account current technologies as well as emerging technology trends.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Anthony Robinson
George Chaplin
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Geospatial Technology Project Management
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In GEOG 871, we'll take a critical look at geospatial project management. Project management is a broad discipline that encompasses technical methods such as system design and analysis and also interpersonal factors that affect professional relationships. Project management is also a discipline that has matured outside of, but can be incorporated into, geospatial technology. By the end of this course, you'll have devised a project plan from a scenario built upon a real-life project involving the city of Metropolis geodatabase. We'll work through each of the components in an organized and logical manner and will incorporate constructive peer review to help everyone achieve the best product possible.

Subject:
Finance
Management
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Pat Kennelly
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Public Relations
Environmental Studies
History
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Independent Study in Geospatial Intelligence
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Independent Study is an opportunity for students to work with individual direction from a faculty member on a topic of mutual interest in geospatial intelligence. Students must have strong professional experience or have taken courses in the subject matter leading up to the chosen topic. Independent Study is reserved for advanced specialties or for intermediate study in areas in which the department does not normally offer course work. Faculty members are under no obligation to accept Independent Study students, but do so as their teaching load permits. This option allows students to complete some of their credit requirements by studying on their own.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Todd Bacastow
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Introduction to Cartography
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This modular collection of readings, videos, tutorials, and other resources about cartography was created under a Round 14 ALG Textbook Transformation Grant uses ArcGIS StoryMaps to create an open web-based interactive experience. Topics covered include an overview of cartography, map design, map types, map data, color and visual variables, geodesy and coordinate systems, typography, and ethics. Exams and a poster assignment are also available for download.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Jason Rhodes
Ulrike Ingram
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy.

I. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
1.1: Geography - The Science of Where and Why
1.2 The Geographic Perspective
1.3 The Power of Maps
1.4 The Future of GIS
1.5 References

II. Data and Information
2.1 Data and Information
2.2 Metadata
2.3 Researching Data
2.4 References

III. Cartographic Principles
3.1 Color
3.2 Symbology
3.3 Cartographic Principles
3.4 Cartography - Past and Future
3.5: References

IV. Chapter 4: Representing Earth
4.1 Understanding Maps
4.2: Datums, Coordinate Systems, and Map Projections
4.3 Representing Geographic Features

V. Chapter 6: GIS Data Models
6.1: Vector Data Models
6.2: Raster Data Models
6.3: Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photography

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Introduction to World Regional Geography
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The intent of this textbook is to update and build upon the body of knowledge that exists within the geographic discipline.

Chapter 1: Introduction to World Regional Geography
1.1 Geography as a Science
1.2 Location and Regions on Earth
1.3 Human Population and Culture
1.4 Globalization and Development
1.5 Careers in Geography
1.6 Summary
1.7 Attribution and References

Chapter 2: Europe
2.1 Physical Geography of the Region
2.2 History and Culture of the Region
2.3 Regions of Western Europe
2.4 Regions of Eastern Europe
2.5 Summary
2.6 Attributions and References

Chapter 3: Russia
3.1 Physical Geography of the Region
3.2 History and Culture of the Region
3.3 Regions of Russia
3.4 Summary
3.5 Attributions and References

Chapter 4: North America
4.1 Physical Geography of the Region
4.2 History and Culture of the Region
4.3 Regions of North America
4.4 Canada
4.5 United States of America
4.6 Summary
4.7 Attributions and References

Chapter 5: Middle America
5.1 Physical Geography of the Region
5.2 History and Culture of the Region
5.3 Mexico
5.4 Central America
5.5 The Caribbean
5.6: Summary
5.7 Attributions and References

Chapter 6: South America
6.1 Physical Geography of the Region
6.2 History and Culture of the Region
6.3 Urban North and Andean West
6.4 Brazil
6.5 The Southern Core
6.6 Summary
6.7 Attributions and References

Chapter 7: Subsaharan Africa
7.1 Physical Geography of the Region
7.2 History and Culture of the Region
7.3 West Africa
7.4 Central Africa
7.5 East Africa
7.6 Southern Africa
7.7 Attributions and References

Chapter 8: North Africa and Southwest Asia
8.1 Physical Geography of the Region
8.2 History and Culture of the Region
8.3 North Africa and the African Transition Zone
8.4 Israel and Its Neighbors
8.5 Arabian Peninsula
8.6 Iraq, Turkey, and Iran
8.7 Central Asia
8.8 Attributions and References

Chapter 9: South Asia
9.1 Peripheral States of South Asia
9.2 Pakistan and Bangladesh
9.3 India
9.4 Chapter Summary
9.5 Attributions and References

Chapter 10: East Asia
10.1 Physical Geography of the Region
10.2 History and Culture of the Region
10.3 China
10.4 China’s Periphery
10.5 Japan
10.6 North and South Korea
10.7 Attributions and References

Chapter 11: Southeast Asia
11.1 Physical Geography of the Region
11.2 History and Culture of the Region
11.3 Mainland Countries
11.4 The Insular Region
11.5 Chapter Summary
11.6 Attributions and References

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Physical Geography, First British Columbia Edition
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Physical geography lab exercises tend to be crafted for internal institutional use only. In light of the need to have online laboratory material for remote instruction, a group of geography instructors from across British Columbia (BC), Canada came together for this collaborative project with the goal of producing a cross-institutional open education resource (OER) laboratory manual for first-year post-secondary physical geography courses. The lab manual consists of 22 labs that cover an introduction to physical geography, weather and climate, biogeography, map and geospatial skills, hydrology, geomorphology, and landform identification. The majority of the labs have a BC focus; however, they are useable across Canada and further abroad. The majority of the labs have been developed so that they can be done in any order to increase instructor flexibility and promote adaptability to differing course structures and durations. Many of the labs have students using live data, or built-in flexibility with datasets for instructors in order to prevent the lab exercises becoming static over time. The lab manual is licenced under creative commons (refer to licensing information) so that the lab modules can be modified as needed by instructors to meet the learning outcomes of their students.

Lab Exercises
Tutorial: Using Spreadsheets in Geography
Lab 01: Earth Systems and Earth's Four Spheres
Lab 02: Earth-Sun Relationships and Earth's Energy Budget
Lab 03: Atmospheric Structure and Pressure Systems
Lab 04: Weather Forecasting
Lab 05: Local Climate Data Analysis
Lab 06: Climate Analysis with Virtual Globes
Lab 07: Atmospheric Moisture and Stability
Lab 08: Surface Water Balance
Lab 09: BC Soils and Relationships to Vegetation and Climate
Lab 10: Environmental Controls on Biogeography
Lab 11: Coastal Forest Virtual Field Trip
Lab 12A: Map Skills I
Lab 12B: Map Skills I
Lab 13A: Map Skills II
Lab 13B: Map Skills II
Lab 14: GPS Orienting
Lab 15: BC's Geology and Geologic Structures
Lab 16: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Lab 17: Measuring and Analyzing Slope
Lab 18: Water Cycle and Water Resources
Lab 19: Fluvial Geomorphology and Landforms
Lab 20: Alpine Glacial Processes
Lab 21: Coastal Geomorphology
Lab 22: Geomorphology Virtual Field Trip
Instructor Notes

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Allison Lutz
Andrew Perkins
Chani Welch
Craig Nichol
Crystal Huscroft
Fes de Scally
Gillian Krezoski
Ian Saunders
Katie Burles
Leonard Tang
Nina Hewitt
Stuart Mackinnon
Terence Day
Todd Redding
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Making Maps that Matter with GIS
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CC BY-NC-SA
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The Nature of Geographic Information is an orientation to the properties of geographic data and the practice of distance learning. The purpose of this course is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) enterprise. GIS&T is the intersection of professions, institutions, and technologies that produce geographic data and render information from it. It is a rapidly growing and evolving field. Learning is a way of life for all GIS&T professionals. With this in mind, I hope that this text may contribute to your lifelong exploration of how geospatial technologies can be used to improve the quality of life-yours and your neighbors', locally and globally, now and in the future.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
David DiBiase
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Mapping our Changing World
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CC BY-NC-SA
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Whether you realize it or not, when you carry a smart phone, use a navigation system in your car, or look up the nearest coffee shop on your computer, you are using geographic information. Geographic data and technologies are embedded in almost all aspects of our lives. GEOG 160, Mapping Our Changing World, explores what geographic information and data are, what makes them unique, how they are created, and how we use them. You'll explore how geographic technologies like geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing from satellites, and global positioning systems (GPS) work together to provide us with information we rely on. You'll also become an informed consumer of the geographic content in your life.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Jennifer Smith Mason
Joshua Stevens
Raechel Bianchetti White
Ryan Baxter
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution
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CC BY-NC-SA
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The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geographic Information Science. We explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they're effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems.

Subject:
Information Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Anthony Robinson
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Mideast Politics
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Exploration of contemporary politics in the Middle East, examining the salient geographical, historical, and religious features of the area. Analyzes the role of political elites, the Arab-Israeli conflict, gender politics, and factors that have inhibited the growth of democracy.

Subject:
World Cultures
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
The Nature of Geographic Information : An Open Geospatial Textbook
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CC BY-NC-SA
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The Nature of Geographic Information is an orientation to the properties of geographic data and the practice of distance learning. The purpose of this course is to promote an understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) enterprise. GIS&T is the intersection of professions, institutions, and technologies that produce geographic data and render information from it. It is a rapidly growing and evolving field. Learning is a way of life for all GIS&T professionals. With this in mind, I hope that this text may contribute to your lifelong exploration of how geospatial technologies can be used to improve the quality of life-yours and your neighbors', locally and globally, now and in the future.

Chapters
Chapter 1: Data and Information
Chapter 2: Scales and Transformations
Chapter 3: Census Data and Thematic Maps
Chapter 4: TIGER, Topology and Geocoding
Chapter 5: Land Surveying and GPS
Chapter 6: National Spatial Data Infrastructure I
Chapter 7: National Spatial Data Infrastructure II
Chapter 8: Remotely Sensed Image Data
Chapter 9: Integrating Geographic Data

Also available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/nature-of-geographic-information-systems

Subject:
Earth Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
David DiBiase
Date Added:
03/27/2020
Physical Environments and Natural Disasters
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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I. Introduction to Geographic Science
II. Universe and Solar System
III. Planet Earth
IV. Tectonic Forces
V. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
VI. Fluvial Processes and Systems
VII. Oceans and Coastal Environments
VIII. Atmospheric Structure
IX. Weather Processes and Systems
X. Global Climates and Change
XI. Biomes and Ecosystems
XII. Environmental Disasters
XIII. Wildfires

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
R Adam Dastrup
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Physical Geography
Read the Fine Print
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Physical Geography, also called earth science, is the study of our home planet and all of its components: its lands, waters, atmosphere, and interior. In this book, some chapters are devoted to the processes that shape the lands and impact people. Other chapters depict the processes of the atmosphere and its relationship to the planet’s surface and all our living creatures. For as long as people have been on the planet, humans have had to live within Earth’s boundaries. Now human life is having a profound effect on the planet. Several chapters are devoted to the effect people have on the planet.The journey to better understanding Earth begins here with an exploration of how scientists learn about the natural world and introduces you to the study of physical geography and earth science.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Physical Geography
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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This textbook was designed especially for College of the Canyons students, as a resource to instill the knowledge and adventure that the discipline of geography holds for so many of us. The following units will cover a wide array of topics such as: Earth’s grid system, rivers, oceans, deserts, basic geology, and cartography.

Table of Contents
Unit 1: Introduction to Geography as a Discipline
Unit 2: Earth’s Place within the Cosmos
Unit 3: Introduction to Geology & Geologic Time
Unit 4: Mapping Earth’s Surface
Unit 5: Earth-Sun Relationships: Reasons for the Seasons
Unit 6: Earth’s Atmosphere
Unit 7: Elements of Weather & Climate
Unit 8: Basic Mineral Development
Unit 9: Igneous Rocks
Unit 10: Sedimentary Rocks
Unit 11: Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks
Unit 12: Weathering & Soils
Unit 13: Earths Dynamic Surface: Plate Tectonics
Unit 14: Earths Dynamic Surface: Tectonics Force
Unit 15: Earths Dynamic Surface: Volcanoes
Unit 16: Shaped by Coastal Processes
Unit 17: Shaped by Rivers & Running Water
Unit 18: Shaped by Wind as a Geomorphic Agent
Unit 19: Shaped by Glaciers

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
College of the Canyons
Jeremy Patrich
Trudi Radtke
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Physical Geography
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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Unit 1: Introduction to Geography as a Discipline
Unit 2: Earth’s Place within the Cosmos
Unit 3: Introduction to Geology & Geologic Time
Unit 4: Mapping Earth’s Surface
Unit 5: Earth-Sun Relationships: Reasons for the Seasons
Unit 6: Earth’s Atmosphere
Unit 7: Elements of Weather & Climate
Unit 8: Basic Mineral Development
Unit 9: Igneous Rocks
Unit 10: Sedimentary Rocks
Unit 11: Metamorphism & Metamorphic Rocks
Unit 12: Weathering & Soils
Unit 13: Earths Dynamic Surface: Plate Tectonics
Unit 14: Earths Dynamic Surface: Tectonics Force
Unit 15: Earths Dynamic Surface: Volcanoes
Unit 16: Shaped by Coastal Processes
Unit 17: Shaped by Rivers & Running Water
Unit 18: Shaped by Wind as a Geomorphic Agent
Unit 19: Shaped by Glaciers

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Cady Carmichael
Jeremy Patrich
Trudi Radtke
Date Added:
02/02/2021