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Spatial Information Tutorial Environment (SITE)
Entry ID: SITE


Summary
Abstract: Spatial Information Tutorial Environment (SITE)is an educational
resource developed as one of the Project ASSIST support
materials for teaching GIS in Higher Education.

The intention of SITE is to provide a single environment for GIS
education. The software has been developed with `flexibility'
and `accessability' as the primary considerations:

1. Accessability: The software has been designed by using GIS
capabilities that are well supported and in the public
domain. All the software that is required to run the tutorial
environment can be found on this server. It is suggested that
users load the GRASS GIS and acquaint themselves with it prior
to installing SITE. The software runs on a standard operating
system (Unix) that is readily available to most Higher
Educational establishments.

2. Flexibility:

-Temporal: The software is higly modular, with GIS, interface
and data seperated, so that updates to any aspect of the
resource can be incorporated. The utility of the package should
not be reduced by changes to any single element.

-Spatial: Any GRASS location, or mapset will be detected so that
locally interesting data can be used in the tutorial.

-Educational: Teachers can modify or write shell scripts and
link them to the interface, include other GRASS routines, or
write new ones. This provides teachers with a `toolbox' from
which a single teaching environment can be created which suits
their own needs. At a user level the resource aims to allow
students to control their learning. Users navigate their way
through the tutorial which is heirarchically structured. By
being able to interact with spatial processes and test and view
the results of their actions students have an excellent
opportunity to gain understanding of the subject matter.

SITE consists of the following componets:

1. GRASS source code
2. GRASS data sets
3. SITE code
4. Documentation

[Summary provided by University of Leicester]

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
ASSIST >Academic Support for Spatial Information SysTems    [Information]


Access Constraints
Requires GRASS software version 4.1 or newer. A Sun workstation
running the Sun OS operating system is required.


Use Constraints
Program is recommended for educational use.


Keywords
Geographic Information Systems
GIS
Raster Data
Vector Data
Image Viewing
Image Processing
Open Source
Educational resorce
GIS education



Distribution
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Format: TAR
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


TONY PARSONS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 0116 252 5245
Fax: +44 0116 252 3854
Email: ajp16 at le.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
UK


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-01-24
SERF Last Revision Date: 2007-03-28



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