An introduction to your sub-field of geography / environmental science and how geospatial technologies can contribute to it (about 1.5 pages).
Discuss data sources (accessible online, census, imagery, surveys or book-based data etc.), format (raster, vector or both), and scale (large scale, small scale or variable) (about 2 pages).
Analytical techniques (about 1.5 pages).
Provide us with a basic worked example (find some data from the sources listed above, conduct an analysis and display the results on a map (about 2 pages).
Lastly, in your conclusion, provide a brief summary and indicate the potential future directions of geospatial technologies to your field of geography / environmental science (about 1.5 pages).
The written text of sentences and paragraphs in your paper should be about 8 double-spaced pages in length using a 12-point Times New Roman font. This does not include the title page, reference page, or any supporting materials, such as maps, tables and photographs. It is OK to go a bit beyond 8 pages but less than 10.
Any supporting materials (e.g., maps, figures, tables, etc.) you include must be properly labelled and referenced.
You should use headings and sub-headings for this paper rather than writing it as one long essay, but make sure to also have an Introduction and a Conclusion section.
you must also use a minimum of 8 other sources of information (e.g., academic articles and books, government documents, Census data, local history books, websites, and so on). Wikipedia will not be considered as a source.
Your GIS data will be considered as a separate source from the 8 sources for the paper.
Your references must follow the APA referencing style.