Geography

The following courses are available for Geography:

Images to Maps

Topics

  • Maps
  • Land surfaces
  • Satellite images
  • Thematic maps
  • Classification

Age: 9-12

Time required: 2 hours

Materials include:

  • Learning module (computer based)
  • Didactic commentary

Download (12.5 MB)

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Haiti - Catastrophe Management from Space

Topics

  • Earthquakes
  • Disaster management
  • Mapping
  • Change detection
  • Satellite images
  • Damage assessment

Age: 9-14

Time required:1-2 hours

Materials include:

  • Google Earth KMZ-file
  • Didactic commentary
  • Worksheet
  • Google Earth tutorial

Download (1.1 MB)

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Oasis

Topics

  • Different oasis models
  • Characteristics of satellite pictures and its diagnostic use
  • General basics of remote sensing

Age: 12-16

Time required: 1-2 hours

Materials include:

  • Learning module (computer based)
  • Worksheets
  • Didactic commentary

Download (14.8 MB)

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Tsunami

Topics

  • Natural hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • Catastrophe prevention and effects
  • Visual comparison of satellite images
  • Classification
  • Change detection.

Age: 12-14

Time required: 3-4 hours

Materials include:

  • Learning module (computer based)
  • Didactic commentary
  • Background information
  • Homework

Download (8.7 MB)

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Brown Coal - Land Use Change through Surface Mining

Topics

  • Formation of brown coal and brown coal seams
  • Economic relevance and social and ecological effects
  • Surface mining
  • Optical satellite imagery
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Age: 15-17

Time required: 5 hours

Materials include:

  • Worksheets
  • Didactic commentary
  • Foils
  • Photographs

Download (25.6 MB)

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Floods

Topics

  • Flooding as the result of physiogeographic situation and human actions
  • Natural hazards and location choices
  • Application of Digital Elevation Models
  • Fundamentals of GIS

Age: 12-14 & 14-16

Time required: 2-3 hours

Materials include:

  • Maps
  • Didactic commentary
  • Worksheets
  • Sample solutions
  • Additional learning module

Download (17 MB)

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