Spatial Math: Asking Questions of Your Data 2
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This lesson, part of a series of mathematics lessons that uses spatial inquiry as the framework and GIS as the toolkit, invites you to use GIS to ask further questions of your data.
Objectives: Use databases and maps to analyze spatial patterns, sort and select from tables, buffer and select by location, conduct measurements, and calculate percentages.
Revised 21 May 2010.
Analyzing data is an important skill in mathematics and in everyday life. A GIS allows you to analyze data in tables, or databases, and on maps, using a variety of tools. Here, let’s dig deeper and analyze data associated with plate tectonics: Earthquakes and volcanoes.