|1) I can describe where CSUCI is located using different formats of lat/lon.||DD: 34.25o , –118.00o
DMS: 34o15’00” , -118o00’00”
|2) I can write out a basic definition for “GIS”.||Geographic information systems are a special class of information systems that keep track not only of events, activities and thing but also where these happen.|
|3) I can describe why GIS data is special.||Everything that happens, happens somewhere in space and time
Multidimensional ( x1y1, or xy,z ,t)
|4) I can describe why and where GIS began.||The Canadian GIS (CGIS), designed in the mid 1960’s as a computerized map measuring system. 1963 development of Canada GIS lead by Roger Tomlinson. The system was needed to analyze Canadians national land inventory and pioneered many aspects of GIS.|
|5) I can list the six basic component parts of a GIS.||People
|6) I can convert from lat/lon DMS to DD.||To convert from dms to dd use: A + B/60 +C/3600|
|7) I can describe how measures of lat are not equal to measures of lon.||Lat lines don’t curve like the Earth as Lon lines do.
Length of degree of long = cos(lat)*111.325km
|8) I can give examples to distinguish operational temporal scales from tactical.||Operational temporal scales are short term.
Tactical temporal scales are medium term