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San Diego State University. National Visiting Committee Meeting 2007. April 16, 2007, San Diego. Project Website and Evaluation Http:// San Diego State University. SDSU Team members (bi-weekly meeting). Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, CO-PI

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San Diego State University

National Visiting Committee Meeting 2007

April 16, 2007, San Diego

Project Website and Evaluation


San Diego State University

sdsu team members bi weekly meeting
SDSU Team members(bi-weekly meeting)

Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou, CO-PI

Department of Geography, San Diego State University

Dr. Carl Eckberg, CO-PI

Department of Computer Science, San Diego State University

Graduate Students:

Antony(Tony) Howser (2004-now), Geography Department

Ting-Hwan Lee (2006 October – Now), Geography Department

Deepthi Pavagada(2006 October – Now), Computer Science Department

Kim Dodson (Oct. 2005 – July 2006). Geography Department

Gagan Arora (Oct. 2005 – July 2006). Computer Science Department

Jing-Yi Chen (2004-2005) Geography Department

Yinghui Li (2004-2005) Computer Science Department

Wendy Zou (2004-2005), Computer Science Department

project website http geoinfo sdsu edu hightech
Project Website:

Introduction to GIS Technology and Career Awareness Web Portal

Target Users:

high school students and teachers

old version new version
Old version  New version
  • New features
  • Graphic menu/icons
  • GIS Career Awareness
  • Learning modules
  • GIS videos
  • Photo Albums
  • More clear structure
  • Compatible for all web
  • browser (Mac and PC).
gis career awareness learning modules
GIS Career Awareness Learning Modules

Web-based GIS exercises with Google Earth, Google Maps, ArcIMS, etc.

Problem-solving based exercises with detail instructions and questions (with separated answer sheets)

Easy to adopt in High Schools

Introduce cutting-edge GIS technologies.

gis videos with youtube http geoinfo sdsu edu hightech gisvideos htm
GIS Videos (with YouTube)

Movie created by SDSU teams with video editing software – adding titles, effects, sounds, and music.

gis career link http geoinfo sdsu edu hightech giscareerlinks li htm

Provide GIS career information and job sources.

education resources webpage
Education Resources Webpage

Provide integrated education materials and tools, website links for both teachers and students.

  • GIS Web Map Portal
  • Other Web-based GIS Learning Modules
  • (Earth quake chaser, population modules, developed in 2004)
  • High School GIS Curriculum
  • GIS resource for Students
  • GIS resource for Teachers
  • GIS Research and Publications
  • GIS Videos
  • GIS Presentation (Powerpoint Slides):
Introduction to GIS (both Home page and a separated GIS intro page )

Introduce the basic concepts of GIS

project document archives and multimedia photo archives
Project Document Archives and Multimedia/Photo Archives

Project documents,

DACUM reports, Annual reports, website log analysis,

Event photos


Website Evaluation

  • Weblog Analysis
  • Online User Feedback
  • Teachers Workshop/interviews (future development)
website usage analysis web logs
Website Usage Analysis (Web logs)



March 15, 2005 – March 15, 2006

Total Hits: 311,352

17,067 visitors total (3559 unique IP).

March 16, 2006 – March 15, 2007

Total Hits: 332, 482

43,565 visitors total (13,779 unique IP).

online user feedbacks
Online User Feedbacks

User can submit their suggestions and comments online. The results will email to the PI, Co-PI directly.

major findings

San Diego State University

Major Findings:
  • Easy and Friendly User Interfaces can increase the popularity of the project website.
  • This research website has reached various international audiences and visibility.
  • The new learning modules and videos (Youtube) have become very popular in this website.
next step

San Diego State University

  • Conduct Teacher workshop/interview to evaluate the effectiveness of the website contents (especially for Education Resources).
  • Improve the On-line Forum function and teachers’ participations.
  • Keep improving the design of websites to provide more useful information for high school teachers and students.