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Video questions and answers
Questions - Word (50k) | PDF (76k)
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Answers to Print and Copy Activities
- The Language of Location - Word (282k) | PDF (209k)
- Reading Maps and Using Geospatial Data - Word (1.7Mb) | PDF (400k)
- Topographic Maps - Word (6Mb) | PDF (572k)
- Earthquake Geospatial Data - Word (39k) | PDF (185k)
- Design Your Own Subdivision - Word (40k) | PDF (263k)
- Surveying - PDF (410k)
- Learn about GPS or Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the LINZ Survey toolbox module - PDF (511k).
- Take a look at the fact sheets on the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. These have been compiled by the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) - PDF (1Mb).
- Read the Royal Society paper - 'Scientific Answers to Critical Questions about the Christchurch Earthquake' - PDF (2Mb).
- Read the views from IPENZ on how buildings responded to the earthquake - PDF (150k)
- Look at these resources for Matariki - Word (19.5k)
- Planning Sequence example of the Geospatial virtual field trip - Word (110k) | PDF (152k)
- Geospatial Preview. Captioned images from the background pages, packaged in a convenient PDF which you can show to your students as a slide-show, or print it out to put in your reading area - PDF (2Mb).
- Do a class audioconference summary. Making a class summary of an audioconference is a great way of reviewing the information your students heard. It's easy to do, purely as some text, or as main facts on a picture background. Feel free to use the audioconference summary sheet - Word (30k). We'd love to share your ideas so please send your class summary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember you can listen to the audioconferences again from the audio recordings if you want to gather more information.
- Using Eagle Technology and ArcGIS Online you can evaluate the affect of the Canterbury earthquakes (written for NCEA Geography level 1 standard AS91014). Lesson Plan - PDF (454k). How to set up a ArcGIS account - PDF (181k).
- Watch the cool little Youtube clip about Geodesy - NASA's Brief History of Geodesy.
- Check out Eagle Technology and GIS in Schools.
- What is GIS?
- Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom
- ArcGIS Online is software that is ready to use with nothing to install or setup. It allows you to effortlessly create and share maps via the internet, even embedding them in blogs, web pages, and web applications.
- ArcGIS for Desktop is software that enables you to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data, revealing relationships, patterns, and trends. Contact email@example.com for more details.
- Go to the Central Christchurch Development Unit website to see the plans for Christchurch's CBD
- Watch this video on the Geospatial Revolution from Penn State Public Broadcasting.
- Check out this Māori Maps site which shows the location of marae throughout New Zealand.
- Watch a video from LINZ about what geospatial data is.
- Make your own map displays using the LINZ Data Service.
- Go to the Land Information New Zealand website to learn more about LINZ and how they look after many of the official records about New Zealand's land features and boundaries.
- Try the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority 'My Property' landcheck website to see how streets have been zoned in Christchurch.
- Find out what SCIRT has been working on.
- Get earthquake recovery information from the Christchurch City Council.
- See a great demonstration of the principle of using four satellites to determine a GPS location.
- Watch the comic West Wing - Why are Maps Changing? Youtube video that questions the accuracy of the Mercator map projection.
- Find out about careers in surveying at the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors site.
- The GNS site has links for educators and students and a wealth of information including specific information on the Canterbury Earthquakes.
- Check when and where the latest earthquake occurred on the GeoNet recent quakes page.
- Visit the Canterbury Quake Live site for information, maps and graphs on aftershocks.
- Go to the Earth Learning Idea website for the latest activities.
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