Graphic summary of discussions with Wordle

A Wordle graphic is a useful visual means to summarize discussions. Below is a summary of 800+ postings from 1200 students to the course question:

Can a GIS database produce an accurate representation of the real world? If yes, then how do we properly address concerns with GIS such as privacy and inequality. If no, then how do we improve our GIS so that it represents reality more accurately.

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The graphic clearly shows the concepts that contributors consider to be important aspects of the question being asked.

 

Infographic on Community Growth in the Tri-Cities, British Columbia

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This asset provides a recent snapshot of the population and land-use changes that characterize the Tri-Cities region, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Population density is calculated in two ways – first, using the total land surface area; and second, using only the residential land-use area. These two representations of density provide contrasting perceptions.

 

Use in course:
The goal of the asset is to provide a case study summary. The asset provides a context for discussing and applying the principles presented in the lecture. Typically, the lecture content is presented and then the asset is introduced for discussion.

Accessibility:
View or download the asset: PDF format (4.34 MB)

Infographic on Global Water Use and Water Wars

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This asset is a summary of the water use situation for the planet. It uses a systems approach to map the key stages of water availability, water usage and water consequences. Of particular importance is the impact of water scarcity and inaccessibility, and the use of technologies to manage water in order to mitigate against escalating conflicts.

 

Use in course:
The goal of the asset is to provide a case study summary. The asset provides a context for discussing and applying the theories presented in the lecture. Typically, the lecture content is presented and then the asset is introduced for discussion.

Accessibility:
View or download the asset: PDF format (0.73 MB)