Tuesday, February 23, 2016

GIS4043/L - Introduction to GIS - Student Spotlight

Intro to GIS: Our "Top 10"


Instructor: Amber Bloechle, TA: Deidra Krolikowski

Lab 4: Sharing GIS Maps and Data

In this lab students created a Top 10 location-based list. Students acquired their own location data, created a map in ArcMap and shared that map publically in ArcGIS Online. 
Attention is shifted to designing for web maps vs paper maps. Specifically, students learned how to share GIS maps and data with others as a kmz file accessible through Google Earth and as a map package viewable on ArcGIS Online or Desktop. 

In this week's lab students learned to:
  • Add ArcGIS Online basemaps and data from ArcMap
  • Use the Search tool in ArcMap to locate data and tools
  • Create a custom map package
  • Troubleshoot map package errors
  • Share a map package, ArcGIS Online map, and a Google Earth kmz on the web


The STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARD goes to... 

Our "Top 10" of the Top 10 webmaps (in no particular order). Welcome to the spotlight, everyone! We are glad you are here

Bradley Husemann - Blue Grass Festivals We really liked the images Bradley used on his map. Follow Bradley's progress in the Certificate program at his student blog


Sofia Nickloy - Redneck Cities in Pennsylvania - Who knew there were Redneck cities in Pennsylvania? Now we do! The image selection was very complementary to this interesting map topic. Follow Sofia's progress in the Certificate program at her student blog.

Sarah Rehrer - Dog Friendly Wineries in Maryland and Virginia - This webmap was "Pawsome!" Getting to enjoy wine and our dogs at the same time... sounds like a great road trip to us! Follow Sarah's progress in the Certificate program at her student blog.

Edwin Rios - Micro Breweries in Florida - Cheers! This is a great topic for a webmap. We really liked the images Edwin chose as well. Follow Edwin's progress in the Certificate program at his student blog.

Margaret Roth - Favorite Places - This webmap made us hungry! Follow Margaret's progress in the Certificate program at her student blog.

Jordan Sienko - Seattle Destinations - Jordan did a great job sourcing her images. They are beautiful, relevant and really added a professional look to the project. Seattle here we come!Follow Jordan's progress in the Certificate program at her student blog.

Samuel Song - Healthiest Cities in America - We really enjoyed this map. Samuel added the use of labels to really set him apart from the rest. Follow Samuel's progress in the Certificate program at his student blog.

Melissa Thrush - Swimming Holes in Florida - It is always swimming hole season in Florida! This map included some new swimming holes we didn't know about but are excited to check out. Follow Melissa's progress in the Certificate program at her student blog.



Zachary Tucker - Gainsville Night life Destinations Is there a trend here? Unlike other webmaps in this list, Zachary chose to focus on a relatively small geographic region. As such, this webmap could be used on a smartphone for a guided walking tour or even a pub-crawl! Follow Zachary's progress in the Certificate program at his student blog.



Justin Turner Vegetarian Restaurants in the Florida Panhandle - We really liked the topic of this webmap. A couple of Justin's choices are right here in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach! Follow Justin's progress in the Certificate program at his student blog.



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