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Understanding Land Use and Land Cover Using ArcGIS Online

Author: Tom Mueller, Pia van Benthem, Rick Landenberger, Jay Morgan   Affiliation: CaliforniaView, PennsylvaniaView, West VirginiaView, MarylandView   Date: 16 Mar 2015
Audience: Middle School, High School   Course Material: No
Description: The 'Understanding Land Use and Land Cover Using ArcGIS Online' lesson teaches middle school students how to use ArcGIS Online to create a simple land use map. In it, students will learn the difference between land use and land cover, the difference between natural and man-made features, and basic mapping skills including feature identification and polygon/area delineation. The lesson can be adapted by teachers to increase knowledge and complexity, by adding supplemental readings and/or additional mapping questions.
Keywords: ArcGIS Online, Remote Sensing, LULC
Skill Level: Introductory
Software Requirements: ArcGIS Online
AV Resources Used: Yes   Download Access: Public
Text URL: ftp://ftp.mtri.org/pub/AmericaView/EOD_Lesson_Plan_2_middle_2014.pdf

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