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8.1.3 Geographical Tools and Skills
Interpreting maps Analysing graphs and statistics
Interpreting photographs Conducting fieldwork

Interpreting maps

The Ice Storm 1998: Maps and Facts Activity - from Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.ca/english/kits/storm.htm

Fabulous facts about Australia - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.auslig.gov.au/facts/

Making maps easy to read - from Richard Phillips, Eduactional Consultant
http://richardphillips.org.uk/maps/

Topographic Mapping - from US Geological Survey
http://mac.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/topo/topo.html

Topographic Map Symbols - from US Geological Survey
http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/

Gallery of Virtual Topography - from Arizona State University
http://geology.asu.edu/~sreynolds/topo_gallery/topo_home.htm

Contour Analysis - from University of Wisconsin
http://profhorn.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/contour/


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Analysing graphs and statistics

Analyzing Statistical Tables - from Institute of Statistics, Quebec

Analyzing Graphs of Past Climate - from National Cewnter for Atmospheric Research
http://www.atd.ucar.edu/apol/activity18.pdf

IDB Population pyramids - from U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbpyr.html
This page allows you to obtain population pyramids (graphs that show the distribution of population by age and sex) for a country.

Create-a-Graph - from National Center for Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/index.asp

Census Profile Activities - Income - from Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au/Websitedbs/D3310116.NSF/4a255eef008309e44a255eef00061e57/f2f5f4465f2cd708ca2567f400175e69!OpenDocument

Australia's aging population - from Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/95560b5d7449b135ca256e9e001fd879?OpenDocument

Mathematics Resources by Topic - Chance and Data Descriptive statistics - from Teachers on the Web
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/mikemath/resources/descriptive.html


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Interpreting photographs

Google Earth - from Google
http://earth.google.com/

The Southeastern Ecological Framework Project - by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center
http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/epa/

Incorporating a GIS model of ecological need into fire management - from US National Parks Service
http://www.nps.gov/seki/fire/pdf/jfsp.pdf

Interpreting Satellite Images - from NASA
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/teachersite/RS5.htm

Image processing online - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.agso.gov.au/map/tweed_heads/

Satellite Images - from the Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/satellite/

City Quest - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.auslig.gov.au/facts/capital/capgame.htm

Landforms from space - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.auslig.gov.au/facts/landforms/landf.htm

Exploring the environment: modules and activities - from Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA Classroom of the Future
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/modules.html
Each of the modules contains information or activities that relate to the interpretation of satellite images. Software for viewing the satellite images is downloadable and free.

Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images - from US Geological Survey
http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/aerial/aerial.html

Understanding Color-Infrared Photographs and False-Color Composites - from US Geological Survey
http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs12901.html

Reading Satellite Images - from DiscoverySchool.com
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/satelliteimages/


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Conducting fieldwork

The seven wonders of the ancient world - from the University of Southern Florida
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/

Point Reyes Peninsula and Vicinity: Ecosystem Field Trip - from San Francisco State University
http://www.sfsu.edu/~geog/bholzman/ptreyes/Welcome.htm

Jurassic Reef Park - by Reinhold Leinfelder
http://www.palaeo.de/edu/JRP/


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