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Title: Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/earthquakes/index.html
Creator: McAuliffe, Carla
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Description: This activity describes the technique of preparing latitude-longitude based data so it can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS). The chapter describes the steps to create a map to display data and guides users through some basic geographic analyses. The focus of the chapter's case study is earthquake prediction. Users download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS. They import the data into ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS software, and analyze patterns by querying records and overlaying datasets. Users examine earthquake distributions, monitor current earthquake activity, and try to predict where the next big earthquake will occur. Any data set that specifies latitude and longitude coordinates can be prepared for importing into a GIS with the techniques described in this chapter. Examples of data sets that can be investigated include stream flow conditions, global land and sea surface temperatures, and data gathered with a GPS.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geography and travels. Maps. Cartography -- Maps and cartography -- Special topics, A-Z -- Electronic data processing
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Date Issued: 2003-08-01
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
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Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Geology
Geophysics
Natural hazards
Technology
Date Of Record Release: 2008-04-23 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-05-25 11:14:22 (W3C-DTF)
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