Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-TT Technology & Techniques

[H-TT15] Geographic Information Systems and Cartography

Thu. May 24, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 102 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Takashi Oguchi(Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo), Yuji Murayama(Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences), Yoshiki Wakabayashi(首都大学東京大学院都市環境科学研究科), Chairperson:Oguchi Takashi, Wakabayashi Yoshiki, Murayama Yuji

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[HTT15-06] Developing materials for GIS practice in higher education and their application in a class of GIS exercises

*Hiroyuki Yamauchi1, Takashi Oguchi1, Yuichi S. Hayakawa1, Yasutaka Haneda2 (1.Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, 2. Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:GIS education, exercises, e-learning, QGIS

We developed and published online GIS practical materials for higher education. They were constructed using free GIS software packages such as QGIS. Part of the materials was used in a class of GIS exercises at the Department of Earth and Planetary Environmental Science, the University of Tokyo. The class was held for three days, and students learned basic GIS operations such as coordinate transformation and raster data analysis using the provided online materials. At the end of each day, we conducted a questionnaire survey to understand satisfactory levels of students as well as usability and difficulty of the materials. Many students answered that the difficulty of the excises was average or relatively high, and the satisfactory level was also average or relatively high. The usability and understandability of the materials significantly varied among the students.