Geospatial Project #1

Q1: What do you think ‘eye alt’ means? (2 points)

When you stare someone in the eye, your eye alt is the angle from which you are viewing them. The term “elevation” refers to the height of the earth above sea level. Distance from the ground is used to measure the height of a  polygon or placemark. “Relative to ground” is the technical term for this.

Q2: Why is Mount Wellington’s decimal degree ‘lat’ (latitude) negative? And for that matter why is ‘lon’ (longitude) positive? (Hint: Zoom to New York City and take a look at the coordinate values. Think in terms of hemispheres.) (2 points)

            For the southern hemisphere, we use negative latitudes, while for the western hemisphere, we use negative longitudes. “Minutes” are counted from zero to sixty in decimal degrees. In this example, the fractional half is shown.

Q3: What is the absolute location of OSU’s Edmon Low Library tower in Degrees, Decimal Minutes? (2 point)

            The Edmon Library’s modest tower is the city’s tallest structure (“Earth versions – Google Earth,” n.d.). It has a height of 279 meters (36 degrees 7 minutes north and 97 degrees 4 minutes west).

Q4: How might the Ruler and Elevation Profile be useful digital tools for you to apply to your (or any) research problem? (2 points)

            A ruler is essential when it comes to lowering costs. You can start your measurement by moving your mouse over a location on the map. In the end, click a new end point with your mouse. The measurement will be displayed in the “Ruler” window, and you may see it. An elevation profile depicts a landscape in two dimensions. A line drawn between two points on a map illustrates the height of a landscape from the side. Web maps can be used to show elevation profiles for specified features or measure lines in the desktop.

Q5: Take a screenshot of the weather map, be sure that some weather is showing (use print screen (prtsc) button on keyboard and right click and paste in word document answer sheet). (2 points)


Q6: Zoom out and view the whole state of Oklahoma along with the Pinpoints you just created. Take a screenshot of this view using the print screen (prtsc) button on your keyboard. Navigate to the word document answer sheet and right click, choose paste and this will copy the screenshot into the document. (2 points)








Oklahoma State


Pinned Points

Q7: What geospatial features will you be able to utilize after completing this assignment?

(3-5 sentences) (3 points)

            To do spatial distribution analysis, you first need to identify the variable feature you want to study, and then you need to plot them on a map (A map and variables are significant features). Suppose that you’re trying to figure out which neighborhoods in a city are the priciest, use different colors for each value to do this. A road map (primary feature) is a two-dimensional object with points on it. Rather of a map, the data on the road map will be presented as an image.




Earth versions – Google Earth. (n.d.). Google Earth.

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