Mapping Tectonic Hotspots

Learning Outcomes

The key outcome of this activity is to learn how ready data and maps can be imported into ArcMap for use in GIS visualization and analysis. In this activity we will combine data from many sources to explore the distribution of recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. We will also see how easily data can be exported into Google Earth KML format for visualization and how terrain models can be constructed for 3-D visualizations.

By the end of the activity you will be able to:

1) Import data and maps into ArcMap
2) Define and use appropriate coordinate systems and projections for your maps
3) Export data into KML format for viewing in Google Earth
4) Create and edit terrain models

Steps 1-7 can be downloaded here.

Last revised 2015.10.13.  KEF.