Extractions: Editor, CSD Grand Island, Nebraska, and Vicinity In this color-infrared photo of June 1988, vigorous plants appear red; exposed soil, blue-green to gray; water, black. Note the difference between the blue-green of the wet sand bars and the black of the deeper channels of the Platte River (lower left). Even for students whose notion of geography is two-dimensional maps and the mind-numbing location of stereotypical economic products, Virtual Nebraska promises to inspire. Why? Because it can provide both satellite and aerial views of the states landscape and offers a variety of digital data on demand for any number of locations and purposes. Eventually, its creators hope to be able to offer a complete virtual landscape of the state, over which virtual flyovers can be experienced for practically any lcation. Virtual Nebraska can best be described as an on-line repository of imagery (shuttle, satellite and aircraft), educational resources (guides, sample lessons, data and image descriptions), and analysis and demonstration tools, according to a flyer from the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), which sponsors the program that created Virtual Nebraska: the Consortium for the Application of Space Data to Education (CASDE). CASDE is the result of a collaboration in K-12 education between CALMIT, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the Johns Hopkins University Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth in Baltimore. A NASA grant allowed for its formation and data-delivery programs. Its intent is to take a huge collection of earth-science data from the air and space and, largely through the Internet, make it relevant to elementary, middle school and high school students, their teachers and the public.
EMU Geography/ US And Canada http//www.emich.edu/public/geo/geography/Mayda/gradecriteria Santa Fe, New MexicoSidney, nebraska Steinbach, Manitoba cities to choose from (You need 2). When http://www.emich.edu/public/geo/geography/Mayda/Classes/USCAN/sitesit.html
EMU Geography/ US And Canada http//www.emich.edu/public/geo/geography/Mayda/gradecriteria Winter 2003 cities(you need 2) Albany, New Kentucky Lima Ohio Lincoln, nebraska London, Ontario http://www.emich.edu/public/geo/faculty/Mayda/Classes/USCAN/sitesit.html
Extractions: Geography 320 US and Canada Site and Situation city assignment This paper is to be about 2 pages + bibliography. Double-spaced, 1" margins, typed. Please have each city on its own page! No more than a page per city should be necessary. We are looking for the reason thei city was founded where it was; what its relationship is/was with the surrounding area (situation); if this has changed since its founding, how and why. I do not need to know the Chamber of Commerce hype. You are to choose 2 cities from the list at the right and analyze the city's site and situation. You will need to look at a variety of maps(see below) and both zoom in and zoom out to look at the city's physical features (site morphology) and its relative location and hinterlands (situation). I have emphasized location, site and situation in class. You should know what they are by now, but just in case: Site: This extends the location description to include the ground a town occupies. The physical features of the landscape favor the placement of towns. It also allows for classifying towns according to physical features: rivertowns, gateways, natural resources. Site can also include the street layout, the demographic patterns and city functions or zones.
An Outline Of American Geography - Chapter 11 An Outline of American geography. are also peripheralcities such as Tulsa (Oklahoma)and Omaha (nebraska). The service areas of the cities grouped around the http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/geography/geog11.htm
Extractions: American Geography MAP T he historian Walter Prescott Webb, in his book The Great Plains , suggested that the northwest Europeans who settled much of the United States faced three great "environmental encounters"areas where climatic conditions were so unlike those of their home region that the agricultural crops and settlement patterns developed in Europe were inappropriate. The first of these encounters was with the high summer temperatures and humidity levels of the Southeast. The second was the arid Southwest and interior West. The third was the great continuous grasslands located astride the center of the country ( Map 10 Among the problems on the grasslands, average annual precipitation was much less than in the East, although violent storms accompanied by high winds, hail, and tornadoes were common. Blizzards with wintry blasts intensifying the cold drove the snow into immense drifts. The hot, dry winds of summer parched the soil and sometimes carried it away in great billowing clouds of dust. The region's sparse natural water supply would not support tree vegetation except along the stream courses. Many of these streams were small and flowed only intermittently. Eastern farmers, accustomed to a plentiful supply of water for crops and animals, as well as ample wood for building, fencing, and heating, had to adapt to quite different conditions in their attempts to settle the Great Plains.
Extractions: A B C D ... Z More Categories Introduction Topography Local Life Local Cuisine Local Holidays Festivals-Events Embassies Administration News Stand Worth a See !! Sight Seeing Maps Flags Shopping Eating Out Recreation Travel Essentials Country Facts Geography People Government Economy Communications Transportation Military CHANNELS Compare Country info Flags Maps Sightseeing ... Hotel Directory DESTINATIONS Asia Africa Caribbean Middle East ... Polar Regions UTILITIES Weather World Time ISD Codes Travel Links ... Link Exchange More Travel Related links for United States of America Presents the Country Guide to United States of America Explore Large, and Detailed Maps of United States of America Browse Hotels in United States of America , and make Online Reservations View the Country Flag of United States of America Reveals every detailed facts about the Country Flag of United States of America Uncover the Geography, and Geographic Facts
Extractions: MapQuest MapBlast Free Trip Tiger Mapping Service ... Yahoo maps Nebraska Road Maps And Atlases NE Interstate Road Map Full Screen Click Here NE Road Conditions Map Click Here County Map Click Here Conventional NE Road Map Click Here Nebraska Map, USGS Click Here Click Here NE Rest Area Map Click Here City Street Maps For Nebraska Columbus NE City Map, Zoomable Click Here Kearney NE City Map, Zoomable Click Here Lincoln NE City Street Map, Zoomable Click Here Omaha NE City Outline Map Click Here Scottsbluff NE City Map, Zoomable Click Here University Of Nebraska Campus Map Click Here To Obtain Maps of Cities Not Listed, click here Tip : For the greatest legibility you may want to change the Graphics/Dithering to Fine under the Properties selection in your Print window just before printing out these maps. Specialized Maps And Guides-Nebraska Figure Distance, Area Code To Area Code
CIR TeacherPage The database can be found at nebraska cities Search. In western nebraska, rainfallis minimal so often you The geography of the land will also dictate color. http://www.casde.unl.edu/vn/aps/cir_activity_block/teacherpage.htm
Extractions: Helpful Hints 1. Allow students to search the database for cities that they might be interested in before doing the activity. Give the students a class period to accomplish this. The database can be found at Nebraska Cities Search 2. Once an image has been selected copies can be made by choosing the "Print" option. If you do not have a color printer, printing would not be recommended as you would loose the color. CASDE will print copies for 25 cents per copy (8 1/2" by 11"). Any inquiries about copies can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Larger posters can be produced as well by going to Ordering Posters 3. Laminate copies for multiple use. 4. Have students use overhead markers so they can be easily erased on laminated copies. 5. Question #3 Hint. The city should have some obvious features such as roads, etc. but it should also be noted that the color is usually a cyan/blue. Cement and asphalt often reflect a cyan/blue color in a color-infrared image. Soils often reflect more of a cyan/green color. 6. #5 Hint. The red represents plants that are reflecting infra-red electromagnetic radiation. Healthy live plants will reflect high amounts of infra-red radiation.
Welcome To Virtual Nebraska 600 cities, and examples of how remotely sensed data can be used to solve problems.We encourage you to use Virtual nebraska to study the States geography, http://www.casde.unl.edu/vn/about/main2.htm
Extractions: About Virtual Nebraska Virtual Nebraska emerged out of the Consortium for the Application of Space Data to Education (CASDE) project which began in September 1995 after Senator Bob Kerrey challenged personnel of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), JPL, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). Virtual Nebraska Virtual America . It integrates CASDE data sets, imagery, tutorials, tools and information under one umbrella, thus serving as the mechanism that allows users to browse data without being preoccupied with the nuances of tools and esoteric data formats. In general, Virtual Nebraska is an on-line archive of satellite imagery and aerial photography that gives users the opportunity to view the States landscape from unique perspectives (e.g., at infrared or microwave wavelengths). Additionally, this web site offers digital elevation data, learning activities, image-processing tools, historical "looks" at over 600 cities, and examples of how remotely sensed data can be used to solve problems. We encourage you to use Virtual Nebraska Who should use Virtual Nebraska Although Virtual Nebraska grew out of an education project, use is encouraged by everyone. We have discovered that many people access this site simply to "see" what their city, county, or region looks like from above. Recognizing familiar locations, investigating "strange" shapes and colors, or identifying ones home or farm can be fun and challenging. So, take some time and "click around". We suspect that you will discover things you never knew about Nebraska.
Estimates Geography estimates (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, nebraska, North Dakota except in NewEngland, where cities and towns are of changes to the geography for Census http://eire.census.gov/popest/geographic/estimatesgeography.php
Extractions: census population estimates ... text menu In addition to the Nation, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, PEP produces estimates for census regions and divisions, counties and equivalents, incorporated places, minor civil divisions, consolidated cities, and metropolitan areas. Legally defined county subdivisions are referred to as minor civil divisions (MCDs.) MCDs are the primary divisions of a county. They comprise both governmentally functioning entities that is, those with elected officials who provide services and raise revenues and nonfunctioning entities that exist primarily for administrative purposes, such as election districts. Twenty-eight states and Puerto Rico have MCDs. However, the MCDs function as general purpose governmental units in all or part of only twenty states. Within these twenty states, PEP produces estimates for all governmentally functioning MCDs and for nonfunctioning MCDs in counties that contain at least one functioning MCD. The legal powers and functions of MCDs vary from state to state. Most of the MCDs in twelve states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin) serve as general-purpose local governments. In the remaining eight states for which PEP produces MCD level estimates (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota) the MCDs, for the most part, perform less of a governmental role and are less well known locally, even though they are active governmental units.
Cities And Urbanization Abbott, Carl, T he Metropolitan Frontier cities in the Why' of Spokane, Journalof geography 30151 and Vancouver (Lincoln University of nebraska Press, 1987 http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~forrest/cities.html
Extractions: General: Cities and Natural Processes: The first four books in this group examine the general impact of urbanization on natural processes and are suitable as college level texts. Urbanization and Environment ( Duxbury, Mass.: Wadsworth Publishing, 1972) Hough, Michael, City Form and Natural Process (New York: Routledge, 1989) The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994) Spirn, Ann, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design (New York: Basic Books, 1984) Buttenwieser, Ann, Manhattan Water-Bound: Planning and Developing New York's Waterfront from the 17th Century to the Present (New York: New York University Press, 1987) Cronon, William, Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992) White, Norval, New York: APhysical History (New York: Atheneum, 1987) Whitehill, Walter M., Boston: A Topographical History (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968) ancouver and Its Region (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 1992)
Extractions: Nebraska State German Convention Topic Guidelines The following list will help students prepare for the knowledge bowl, Pass Auf and directed dialogue competitions. This list contains the main topics from which the majority of the questions will come. However, a few questions from other topics may also be included in the competition rounds. In each level of Knowledge bowl competition, each question round will consist of the same number of questions from each category - for example, 4 general vocabulary, 1 spelling, 3 general culture, 2 geography, 3 grammar, and 2 question/answer. Pass Auf is divided into five categories - geography, history/politics, grammar, vocabulary, miscellaneous. Directed dialogue questions also generally fall into the subjects given below. Level I Vocabulary Culture Grammar spelling 24 hour clock nominative/accusative metric system colors school system modals family members school schedule wissen vs. kennen description of people du/ihr/Sie genders of basic nouns free time (focus-sports) currency school subjects/supplies color of flags classroom objects famous composers weather familiar German brands time (time, days, months, seasons, immer...)
CSISS Classics - Joel Garreau: nations The Breadbasket Iowa, nebraska, Oklahoma and was the emergence of edgecities surrounding older were fundamentally altering the geography of entire http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/18
Extractions: By Nina Brown Background Garreau, Joel (1948-) Joel Garreau, a journalist for the Washington Post , is the author of two popular books: Edge City: Life on the New Frontier (1991) and The Nine Nations of North America (1981). These books, based on observations Garreau made while traveling throughout North America as a journalist, analyze the social and political forces Garreau believes are transforming the geography of contemporary American communities. His ideas have found a ready audience in both academic and nonacademic settings. Both books are fixtures in college classes in anthropology, geography, demography, and urban planning. In addition to writing for the Washington Post , Garreau is senior fellow at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Innovation In his first book, The Nine Nations of North America The Breadbasket: Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and northern Texas as well as southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada Dixie: southern and southeastern U.S. states, including most of eastern Texas and Florida to the city of Fort Meyers
Road Trip Map Links Contains 1,726 maps, including several of nebraska cities. Museum of nebraska Arthttp//monet.unk.edu Contour mapping, distances, surveying geography Maps as http://communitydisc.westside66.org/HTML/robin/road/
Extractions: A Library of Congress collection of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, which documents the history, cultural aspects, and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. Includes Yellowstone fires map. Green Map System - http://www.greenmap.com/index.html Local-to-global collaboration to chart the ecologically significant places in cities around the globe. Includes kid created Green Maps that locate eco-resources in their community, giving a fresh perspective on what makes their city or town special. Collection of ancient maps:http: //www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/Ancient%20Web%20Pages/AncientL.html
Nebraska (map) Profiles; Flags; World geography; World Stats and Facts. US State Profiles; 50Largest US cities; US geography; US Population. Map Index. Top of section nebraska, http://infoplease.kids.lycos.com/cgi-bin/id/A0855998.html
E-lynks Links To The States geography (World). FYIowa.com Iowa Iowa State University Iowa Quad cities Iowa Sioux ofMontana Montana Vacation Montana Montana Yellowstone nebraska Boys' Town http://www.e-lynks.com/states.htm
Extractions: Superlynks at the left. Alphabetized A Lynks Addictions Advertising Aerospace ... Zoos Super Lynks to U.S. states and related sites. Scroll down. You should find something about each of the 50 states in the following listings. If you fail to find what you seek below, use the search engine menu, or return to the e-lynks A-to-Z Index-Menu. Alabama: Alabama State Govt.
Information File - Geography - FCPL geography The following is a list of the ten most populated cities in the world accordingto 1996 data from the United Nations found in the Helena nebraska . http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/faq/geograph.htm
Extractions: Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of the Interior There is no generally accepted definition of geographic center and no uniform method for determining it. Following the U.S. Geological Survey, the geographic center of an area is defined here as the center of gravity of the surface, or that point on which the surface would balance if it were a plane of uniform thickness. All localities in the following list, therefore, are approximate. No marked or monumented point has been established by any government agency as the geographic center of either the 50 states, the conterminous U.S., or the North American continent. A monument was erected in Lebanon, KS, the conterminous U.S. center, by a group of citizens. A cairn in Rugby, ND, marks the center of the North American continent. United States, including Alaska and Hawaii W of Castle Rock, Butte County, South Dakota; lat. 44deg.58min.N, long. 103deg.46min.W
Virtual Reality In Geography Reviewed by Michael P. Peterson, Department of geography, University of nebraskaat Omaha, Omaha, nebraska. 2) Virtual Landscapes; 3) Virtual cities; and 4 http://maps.unomaha.edu/MP/BookReviews/VirtualRealityReview.htm
Extractions: Virtual Reality in Geography. X and 404 pp., maps, diagrs., photos, index, CD-ROM. $85.00 hardcover (ISBN 0-7484-0905-X). Reviewed by Michael P. Peterson, Department of Geography, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska. Virtual reality (VR) has intrigued geographers for over a decade. More than one colleague of mine has been heard to say that they would like to pursue research in the area, if they could find the time. The notion of virtual, whatever it may be, is appealing particularly for cartographers and geographers, who struggle with the representation of reality and the thought that present representations in the form of maps are somehow too abstract and therefore not sufficiently meaningful. It is this very struggle that pervades this edited volume. Of course, abstraction is central to our understanding of the world. To some extent, the more abstract the representation, the better it works as a functional representation of reality. Indeed, what is our purpose if not to make abstractions of the world, in various forms, that are more useful and descriptive than examining the world itself. I am reminded of a famous scene from the movie A Few Good Men in which Jack Nicholson's character, upon questioning by a prosecutor at a military trial, responds:
Department Of Geography Great Plains (Lincoln University of nebraska Press, forthcoming of the Past?, HistoricalGeography 28 (2000 Neil L. Shumsky, ed., American cities and Suburbs http://www.uregina.ca/arts/geography/faculty/widdis.htm
Extractions: E-Mail: Randy.Widdis@uregina.ca Current Research Interests Historical Geography of the Canadian-American Borderlands Canadian Migration to the United States American Migration to Canada Sustainable Heritage Tourism Historical Geography of the Dryland Farming Region in Saskatchewan Rural Development and Planning in Saskatchewan Recent Publications "Borderland Crossings: Migration Within the International Region of the