Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 5/Projections I Student Spotlights

This week we began Part I of a two part series investigating map projections. The lab required students to create (1) map with three data frames allowing us to view three different projection types. In the end, students were able to see how using different projections can result in varied land area measurements for select counties in the state of Florida. 

This week's "Student Spotlight" awards go to:

Mariko Polk

Mariko is a UWF GIS Cert. student also majoring in Environmental Resource Management at California State University Bakersfield. Mariko has done an excellent job in class and I'm excited to include her in this week's student spotlight.

What we like: overall design and layout, colors, table and units of measure in the table makes this map very easy to view and understand.

 More: Check out Mariko's Week 5 blog post.

Lauren LeRoy
Lauren recently graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Geography. After taking a GIS course at FIU she decided to pursue a GIS certificate at UWF.  Lauren currently works as a paralegal. I'm impressed by Lauren's work and happy to include her in this week's spotlight.

What we like: title, labels, tables and overall ease of use. Lauren makes this look easy :)
 More: Check out Lauren's Week 5 post.

Anne Dodd
Anne is a hydrogeologist in West Palm Beach, Florida, working for the State. She has experience working with GIS in both private and public sectors.  Anne has done well in all assignments this semester and I'm pleased to spotlight her work this week.

What we like: We really like Anne's color-coded table.  The maps for this assignment are supplemental to the quantitative results (area measurements). The table is placed above maps showing greater importance - right on.  Finally, Anne's process summary includes essential details.

More: Check out Anne's Week 5 post.

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