Eureka Springs EAST Hosts Omaha Students

   

Eureka Springs EAST Hosts Omaha Students
11/25/2009 8:23:59 AM

To promote an understanding of GPS and GIS mapping, Eureka Springs High School EAST mapping students hosted the EAST students from Omaha High School November 19, 2009.

To promote an understanding of GPS and GIS mapping, Eureka Springs High School EAST mapping students hosted the EAST students from Omaha High School last November 19, 2009. The Eureka Springs mappers Cassady, Jesse, Joey and James demonstrated how to use GPS rovers, how to process GPS data and to create GIS maps. Omaha High School EAST Program Facilitator Scott Jones brought students Collyn, Zach and Alexis.

The students used Trimble Juno rovers to collect GPS data and used Pathfinder Office to process the data. The students reviewed the ESRI ArcGIS 9.3.1 software to create maps. In addition to ArcMap, the Eureka Springs EAST students also showed what ArcGlobe and ArcScene can produce when they discussed their current mapping projects that included Fire Hydrant, 911 ID Binder, Springs and Storm Drains, School Bus Routes, Hobbs State Park. The students also visited Geostor, an excellent source of Arkansas GIS data, http://www.geostor.arkansas.gov/G6/Home.html. Another fantastic GIS website that was explored was the official site of the U.S. Geological Survey, www.usgs.gov. The Omaha EAST students were encouraged to start the School Mapping Project that was designed by the University of Arkansas' Center of Spatial Technologies, and to visit the Student Forums on the EAST Initiative's website, www.eastproject.org.

Eureka Springs EAST students offered to provide the Omaha EAST students with additional technical support and assistance when Omaha students start their Cemetery Mapping Project.

The EAST Program is an elective high school class that encourages students to use advanced technologies to solve community problems. ESRI designs and develops the world's leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. Trimble, best known for GPS technology, is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions. Geostor is Arkansas' official GIS platform where GIS users have access to a complete and comprehensive array of free GIS data.

For more information about the EAST Program and how you can help support it, please contact Eureka Springs High School EAST Program Facilitator Mila Lynne Floro at mlfloro@es.k12.ar.us, or, at (479) 253-2936, and Omaha High School EAST Program Facilitator Scott Jones at Omaha_eastlab@hotmail.com, or, at (870) 426-2926.

 

From left: Omaha High School EAST student Collyn, Eureka Springs High School EAST mappers Joey, James, Cassady, Omaha High School EAST students Alexis and Zach.

 

From left: Omaha High School EAST student Zach, Eureka Springs High School EAST mappers Joey, Cassady, Omaha High School EAST student Alexis, Eureka Springs High School EAST mapper Jesse and Omaha High School EAST student Collyn.

 

From left: Eureka Springs High School EAST mappers Jesse, Joey, Omaha High School EAST students Zach, Collyn, Alexis, and Eureka Springs High School EAST mapper Cassady.

 

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