BOF

Geo-tools in the University Classroom: Applications and New Developments


Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Redwood Room

Moderated by Todd Preshner, University of California Los Angeles

Discussion of how geo-tools and mapping technologies are being used in the college classroom to enhance teaching and research in a wide-range of disciplines.

I will profile UCLA's "Hypermedia Berlin" site (http://www.berlin.ucla.edu/hypermedia), a digital mapping project which allows students to "travel" through time and space over 800 years of history.

Topics include:

  • Space-time tagging and annotation of maps
  • Developing GIS-based databases, proximity locators
  • Using google earth in the classroom
  • Designing and using geo-tools for teaching and research
  • Geo-referencing historical maps