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North Carolina GIS Live Conference


GIS LIVE Team Challenge


Join teachers and students in North Carolina and the world as we share and analyze each other's school data using GIS!

Set-up your own 10 m by 10 m study plot on your school campus and collect data outside using the five procedure directions available from the MOSS website. The five procedures are trees, abiotic, pitfall traps, vegetation and ground cover, and animals. Try one procedure or all of the them! Place your data in the spreadsheets provided on the website by downloading the EXCEL documents onto your computer. If you do not have EXCEL, you can use a table in another spreadsheet program or even a word processing program, as long as you are sure to include the field names at the top of each column.

Remember that each data point must have an x and y location on your 10 m by 10 m grid and in your data table! Then e-mail us your data as an attachment by using the GISLIVE data e-mail address anytime between now and 3:00 PM on November 18, 2003.

In the body of the e-mail message be sure to tell us about you! Give us the name of your school, location, the date the data was collected, general weather conditions, and a brief description of your study site. You might even want to send us a picture of your study site.

We will compare your data to our Raleigh, NC study site during the 4:00 to 6:00 PM conference session using GIS. All data will be posted as a series of GIS maps and become a part of the conference Map Gallery. The more data - the more fun!

So be sure to join us and other schools in this challenging quest for learning more about each other and the world that we live in.
If you have additional questions, please e-mail Rita Hagevik.
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November 17, 2003