Visitor's Guide to the Geographer's Craft Project

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The Geographers Craft is a teaching initiative being pursued in the Department of Geography at The University of Texas at Austin to improve the teaching of geographical techniques at the introductory level. It is a two-semester course experimenting with active-learning, problem-solving methods of instruction and hypermedia, Internet-based course materials. The goal is to promote analytical reasoning and critical thinking by having students address research problems with 'appropriate' geographical concepts and techniques, whether drawn from cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial statistics, or other information technologies.

An extensive set of materials for The Geographer's Craft project is being made available on-line through the Internet in the form of an electronic textbook and electronic laboratory guide. This project has been supported by the National Science Foundation under grants USE-9250310 and DUE-9354476.

First-time visitors to the project's pages should look at the lecture and discussion notes, which cover topics ranging from GPS to Cartographic Communication to the GIS Project Lifecyle, and the on-line cartography and GIS exercises.

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Created 4 November 1996 by Shannon Crum.
Last updated 2 February 2000 by LNC.