Student Output from GEOG 591 "Practical GIS", Fall 2012



This experimental course, while techinically "Advanced GIS", was taught Fall 2012 as "Practical GIS" with no prerequisites except general familiarity with Windows and file management. Some of the students had previous coursework in GIScience, but others had no GIS experience at all, and were starting from scratch.

These posters represent the culmination of the independent projects they did after a semester of hands-on labs. The project topics were entirely up to the students and many used the opportunity to apply GIS to their honors thesis or graduate research topics. Each student worked out her/his own topic, acquired the needed data, did all data manipulation, analysis, cartography, and poster design.



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"Lifestyle and its Relation to Political Affiliation: ESRI's Tapestry Segmentation with Voter Registration Data, Wake County, NC, 2012" by Lauren Anderson



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"Viable Location for a Coral Reef Science Center, with Interactive Artificial Reef" by Evan Brown



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"Understanding Groundwater Depletion in the High Plains Aquifer" by Audrey Crockett



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"Energy Usage on UNC Campus: 2011: Analyzing Patterns of Efficiency" by Jennifer DeLaRosa



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"Relating the Spatial Distribution of Phytoplankton to Environmental Factors in Coastal North Carolina, 2011-2011" by Kelsey Ellis



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"Drug Related Killings in Mexico and the Limited Notion of Victimhood" by Caty Garcia de Alba Diaz



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"North Carolina's Unhealthy Air Quality Days and CO2 Emissions of Coal Plants" by Rachel Gaylord-Miles



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Tristan Green's poster in pdf
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"The Future of Water in Central North Carolina: Should We Be Worried?" by Tristan Green



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Blais Hickey's poster in pdf
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"The Plastic Soup in Boston Harbor: Rozalia Project: Finding and Removing Marine Debris" by Blais Hickey



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Audrey Jo's poster in pdf
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"Visualizing The Devil's Highway: the Deaths of the Yma 14 in Context" by Audrey Jo



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"Beyond Good Intentions and Best Interests: Interpreting the Uneven Geographies of Transnational Adoption" by Stevie Larson



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Will Leimenstoll's poster in pdf
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"Obesity in America: What Characteristics Correlate to Urban Obesity?" by Will Leimenstoll



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Ethan Miller's poster in pdf
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"Camera-trap Study of Spatial Distribution of Ocelots at Tiputini Biodiversity Station" by Ethan Miller



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Kate Murphy's poster in pdf
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"Agriculture's Influence on Chesapeake Bay Watershed" by Kate Murphy



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Erin Stevens Nelson's poster in pdf
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"Neighborhood Organization at Parchman Place, Coahoma County, Mississippi" by Erin Stevens Nelson



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"Craft Breweries of North Carolina" by Dan Warfield



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Maggie Wooten's poster in pdf
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"Mapping Ancestry Through Time, Space, & Scale" by Maggie Wooten



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"Temporal Analysis of Wildfires Caused by Lightning in the Pacific Northwest and Their Associated Climatic Anomolies" by Lillian Wu
See also Lillian's time series maps on Powerpoint at timeseriesWuFall2012_geog591.pptx



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Posted 12/27/2012 ~ Last updated 1/25/2013