The MEC Educators Pack is a package of GIS software, datasets and lesson plans designed for educators who are interested in using GIS technology to explore global climate change issues. The package includes a free GIS software program called ArcExplorer by ESRI the worlds leading GIS software developer. ArcExplorer is easy to use and comes with a user manual to help get you started. The datasets available includes much of the data used in the MEC project such as the climate change models and the US Census Bureaus TIGER Files. The data is enough to get you started, however once you are familiar with the GIS system you will be able to add new layer to you maps by creating your own or by searching for new data layers on the Internet and downloading them into your projects. Also provided are two lesson plans that use ArcExplorer to view the data and produce a series of maps to study climate change predictions in the MEC region. The MEC Educators pack is available for free to download or you can order by CD by filling out the form below.
ArcExplorer.zip (~7MB compressed)
Gis_Data.zip (~20MB compressed)
Lesson_Plans.zip (~14KB compressed)
MEC Educators Pack.zip (~27MB compressed)
ArcExplorer will only run on a PC based platform (sorry all you Mac people).
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