PORTUGAL, november 13, 2005 School Development Project GEOGRAPHIC

PORTUGAL, november 13, 2005 School Development Project GEOGRAPHIC

PORTUGAL, november 13, 2005 School Development Project GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY. OPTION. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY. Mirela IBU Teacher, Romania November 13, 2005 November 13,

2005 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Geographic Data Information of the future November 13, 2005 Our Planet Is Like an Oasis in the Universe . . . Providing Food Air / Atmosphere

Water Energy / Fuel Minerals Medicine Construction Materials . . . Our Spaceship Earth Geography is connected November 13, 2005 with all around us

November 13, Humans Increased Humans Are Are Having Having an an2005 Increased Effect Effect on on Our Our Planet Planet

Creating Creating High High Demand Demand on on the the Environment Environment Population Urbanization Biodiversity Natural Resources

Energy Climate (Global Warming) Water Resource Consumption Pollution And It Is Not Sustainable November 13, Provide a 2005

Geography and GIS Promising Framework for Understanding Whats Going On . . . Improving Our Scientific Knowledge Resources Processes Relationships Threats/Risks Dependencies

November 13, Process for 2005 . . . GIS Provides a Guiding and Integrating Human Activities Plan Analyze Measure Observe

Decide Action Many Scales Many Fields . . . And a Framework For Action GIS is developing Project Integrated November 13,

2005 System Network Co-ordinated Distributed November 13, 2005 What is GIS? Computerized instrument to define and

analyze any elements or events that have a geographic component. System organized with informatics method, that allows to define, build, update and exploitation of geo-topographic maps. Modern technology that analyze information about the real position of the data with their significations. November 13, 2005 What isnt

GIS? A static map A GPS A simple software package November 13, 2005 GIS Components Software Peopleware Date Hardware

GIS Procedures November 13, 2005 Two methods to introduce and see the data in a GIS system Raster Grid pixels A location and a value Satellite images and photos are in this edition

Real world Vector Linear - Dots, lines & polygons - characteristic (houses, lakes, roads, buildings etc.) - Ascribes (dimension, type, length, area etc.) November 13, 2005 How GIS works

The data is organized like a collection of thematic layers November 13, The layers contain specific 2005 features # # #

# # # # # # # # #

# # # Dots # # # # # #

# # # Text Polygons Lines November 13, 2005 The limit and the integration parts allows... Social factors Biological factors

Engineering factors Area utilization Environment factors visualization of the entire November 13, 2005 GIS development steps The geographical data are the main material in a GIS. Introduction

Storage Administration Interrogation Analysis Viewing November 13, 2005 solution: A software ArcView GIS application by ESRI integrate maps, graphs, tables, pictures mapping Visual instruments

editing of geographical and tabular information complex tool set for using texts, charts, layouts included programming framework (the Avenue language) capabilities of interrogate and identifying maps characteristics complex capacitates of analyzes (extensions) Viewing November 13, 2005

Basic elements in project development with ArcView GIS View - Shape Chart Layout Shape collection Tables

Avenue Scripts November 13, 2005 Types of data used in ArcView GIS Geographical datadata - shape files (.shp), themes from databases, files saved in AutoCAD through maps digitizing (.dwg); Attribute data - tables data from .dbf files, Excel files, database servers as ORACLE, SYBASE etc, ASCII files Imagine data (.jpg, .gif)

Grid data - they need the Spatial Analyst Extension November 13, 2005 Exploring the world using GIS transforms data into information and information knowledge Data interrogation (Query) into finding the optimal paths through given points (Network Analyst)

identifying all features with specific properties Dates analysis Spatial Analyst Special analyze for business environment (Business Analyst) November 13, 2005 Who can use ArcView GIS?

Emergency services Police department, Firemen department, Ambulance Agencies of environment protectionprotection Monitorizing & Modelling Business Business Distribution systems, client profile analysis, zone comparing, detailed reports, etc Transportation, Communications Networks utilities Institutions Institutions local, regional, governmental Education research, didactic process, etc

Administration institution, county, regional or national level November 13, 2005 The geographic information is the future of information. For the development and efficient usage of this kind of information there must be trained specialists and educated the beneficiaries beneficiaries Where do we have to start?

From school! How can we Useful Links www.esri.com www.gisday.com ww.geosystems.ro November 13, 2005 get inside the

GIS world? informing (presentations, Internet, specialized material) interdisciplinary classes (geography-computer science) even from the beginning classes, for understanding the concepts collaboration with other schools or institutions that use this technology taking the necessary steps for obtaining free educational software license for GIS (ex. ArcView GIS)

November 13, 2005 The Advantages of promoting GIS in schools initiation of future beneficiaries forming specialists developing of some viable partnerships between schools and institutions by involving the students in the creation of GIS projects useful to community forming the team-work ability by

assuming roles and responsabilities making contact with the socioprofesional sphere, with the actual necessity of society enhacing creativity November 13, 2005 GIS in schools OPTIONAL CURRICULA Extensive Courses Optional Courses Follows the disciplines analytical curricula Follows the curricula developed

byteacher / teachers of that course developed by MEN (National Education Dpt)the Interdisciplinar y Courses Interdisciplinar y Courses November 13, 2005 GIS technology optional curricula

Argument: The impact of GIS on the society reveal that an essential component of school education, is represented by the study of GIS concepts. Developing students abilities in communicate and using geographic data will create the premises of their future implication in designing and November 13, 2005

General objectives the description of essential concepts of GIS technology Developing abilities to use specialized software applications (ex. ArcView GIS) for GIS implementation developing skills for team-working Enlarge the area of selection for future career November 13, 2005 Duration of course

1 4 years depending on the level of theoretic acquisitions and practical abilities and on the number of solicitors Place Computer science laboratories Frequency 1 hour/ week Number of students 12-16 students/class November 13,

2005 GIS Projects developed by Grigore Moisil Computer Science High School students with the permanent support of the IT specialists in ROMTELECOM Iasi Iai Public Utilities Guide Culture Iai Palace of Pacani - Public Utilities Guide SC. TOMIRIS SA Cultural Copou

Luceafrul Teatrul Historical Center of Iai Naional Theatre Computer Science High School Garden Environment factors in Iai School Botanical

EuroEd Private November 13, 2005 GIS applications are limited only by the imagination of those who use them . Jack Dangermond - ESRI President

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