Hypothesis

GIS Writing

 

Using your maps, memories and your notes from these classes, discussions, readings and prep work, respond to the question using the following steps:

 

1.     Planning: Brainstorm & Organize (homework)

2.     Writing (in-class)

 

Question:                How can spatial technologies help us better understand the 2 types of geography, the 5 themes of geography, and the 3 questions of geography?

 

 

Planning/Brainstorming

 -Arc Gis lets you point out certain locations

-Google maps makes you find everything yourself

 

 

 

 

 

Hypothesis/Evidence Template

Question: How can spatial technologies help us better understand the 2 types of geography, the 5 themes of geography, and the 3 questions of geography?

 

What is the task (in your own words):

 The task is to explain how stuff like Arc GIS is relevant and helps us with learning geography.

 

 

 

Key Terms to Discuss:

  • Arc Gis
  • Geography Questions
  • Themes
  • Certain features in Arc GIS

Hypothesis:

Certain Spacial technologies such as Arc GIS can be useful depending on how you use them. 

 

 

Explanation of Idea

A technology like Arc GIS can be useful for many things. For example my favourite city in the world is New York. Many people as me about New York like where they should go what they should do etc. Using Arc Gis can show tourist attractions and whatnot. Arc GIS can give you more knowledge about certain areas then say google maps. 

 

 

 

 

Evidence    Quotation  Visual Cue    Inference   Connection 

In the Google Maps link below you can see that there is no option to tag certain areas and certain areas aren’t clear. 

https://www.google.ca/maps?q=New+York+City&es_sm=119&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=CNQBVff8FIi2ogS9o4GoCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg

If you play around in Arc GIS however you find that you can highlight areas of interest and tag them so its a more pleasurable experience.

http://arcg.is/1BMafw6

 

 

 

Extension

 Looking at how all the features of GIS are very useful to finding information about certain places it tops google maps because GIS is very specific where as google maps is not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation of Idea

Arc GIS and other technologies can however be not useful and annoying used the wrong way. GIS requires that you make a map where as google maps is all right there. GIS is good to look at for travelling but is useless for general things like directions.

 

 

 

 

Evidence    Quotation  Visual Cue    Inference   Connection 

 http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1

There isn’t an option for direction in Arc Gis. I personally use mapping systems all the time for directions and so on. Arc Gis would not help me at all because it has no features like that. Even though you can mark areas down on Arc Gis it still doesn’t show you how to get there.

 

 

 

 

Extension