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GLOBE Program   John D. Moore Oct 18, 1998
opening GLOBE message   Charlie Fitzpatrick Oct 19, 1998
Digital Earth   John D. Moore Feb 17, 1999
ESRI and GLOBE   Charlie Fitzpatrick Mar 04, 1999
Digital Earth Update   John D. Moore Apr 01, 1999
Netscape-MSIE difference in storing GLOBE d...   Charlie Fitzpatrick Jun 04, 1999
www.esri.com/globe   Charlie Fitzpatrick Jun 04, 1999
GLOBE in ARC News   Charlie Fitzpatrick Aug 06, 1999
GLOBE GIS Day 1999   John D. Moore Sep 23, 1999
Multimedia about ArcVoyager and GLOBE   ESRI Schools & Libraries Nov 19, 1999
Digital Earth-GIS Goes to Croatia   John D. Moore Dec 02, 1999
GLOBE, GIS, and temporal data   Carole Henry Apr 06, 2000
Re: GLOBE, GIS, and temporal data   ESRI Schools & Libraries Apr 07, 2000
Using GLOBE World Images   ESRI Schools & Libraries Apr 07, 2000
Call for GLOBE Teachers   John D. Moore Oct 03, 2000
Digital GLOBE: Observing the Earth, Visuali...   John D. Moore Feb 05, 2001
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Subject GLOBE Program 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Oct 18, 1998 
Message A new project is underway through the GLOBE Program's website: http://globe.fsl.noaa.gov." TARGET="_new">http://globe.fsl.noaa.gov">http://globe.fsl.noaa.gov. It's called "Digital Earth". It can be found under the Special Events page. Taken from comments made by VP Gore last Spring, this project will be an international venture to create a database that will incorporate GLOBE student data, and digital photos on the observation sites, and perhaps points of interest from your part of the world. This past summer students and teachers met in Helsinki Finland for the first "Global Learning Expedition." Students interacted with scientists in the field, while teachers and GLOBE Country Coordinators collaborted on ideas to foster international partnerships. The Burlington County Institute of Technology was part of the US Delegation and presented a GIS model using ArcView to the Conference participants. It incorporated a LandSat image mosaic of the South Jersey/Eastern PA region, attched GLOBE student data, and digital photography which our international friends a good idea of where, and what we were doing. It is sugested that teachers/students wishing to use, or are looking for global environmental data should investigate the GLOBE website, all schools have lat/long points, and therefore are easy to develop themes around. This is an opportunity to share your GIS work, participate in international collaboration, and share "your world" with the rest of us. All teachers are welcomed to join in the effort. Please suggest any ideas you may have. Thanks! 
 
 
 
   
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Subject opening GLOBE message 
Author Charlie Fitzpatrick 
Date Oct 19, 1998 
Message Some teachers, students, and schools are participating in the GLOBE project and have discovered that GIS is a powerful tool for analyzing the data being gathered and reported for GLOBE. For more on this project, check out the GLOBE" TARGET="_new">http://www.globe.gov">GLOBE website. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject Digital Earth 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Feb 17, 1999 
Message An update on the DIGITAL EARTH Project. The project is gaining members, with the intent of developing an international project. Several images can be viewed on the GLOBE website under School to School Activities, Digital Earth, Discussion. Currently, students are constructing themes to display the images. Later, data will be added. We are looking for widespread coverage. If you have digital photos of your part of the GLOBE, please attach them to an email to moore_johnd@hotmail.com/ Please include a GPS reading (lat/long). We are working with getting info on-line on a server for the project. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject ESRI and GLOBE 
Author Charlie Fitzpatrick 
Date Mar 04, 1999 
Message ESRI has entered a new level of cooperation with the GLOBE program. We are providing GIS training for interested GLOBE franchises, and modifying ArcVoyager Special Edition so it can work with GLOBE data. Read all about it on ESRI's GLOBE page, www.esri.com/globe." TARGET="_new">http://www.esri.com/globe">www.esri.com/globe.

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Subject Digital Earth Update 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Apr 01, 1999 
Message The Digital Earth Project continues to develop. The first digital photographs can be viewed by going to the GLOBE website, globe.fsl.noaa.gov, look down left navigation bar and select "School to School", then click on "Digital Earth-GIS". Then look at "Project Discussions." Themes are being developed which will "geo-refernece" the photo with the location. We are working towards posting the data using ESRI's IMS in the near future. The next part of the project includes generating Introduction to Arcview materials to develop GIS skills in the teachers of the participating schools, an International Community. The third part of the project is to develop student research strategies utilizing GLOBE student data. All interested are welcome to participate!
John D. Moore, GLOBE Digital Earth Project Moderator 
 
 
 
   
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Subject Netscape-MSIE difference in storing GLOBE data 
Author Charlie Fitzpatrick 
Date Jun 04, 1999 
Message We have confirmed thru a number of tests that Netscape Navigator 4 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 store GLOBE data differently. When downloading data from the GLOBE web site, you have a choice between TAB, COMMA, or SPACE delimited. If you choose TAB, and save the resulting file as a text file, MSIE-4 saves the TAB characters as true TAB characters. Navigator-4, however, converts the TAB character into a variable series of SPACE characters. As a result, the data from Netscape get seen as a single field, while the data from MSIE get seen correctly, as multiple fields.

You can download the data using commas with either browser and have a good result, as long as you do not add the school data. If you add the school names, you may discover that some are presented with SCHOOLNAME, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY while others are presented with SCHOOLNAME, CITY, COUNTRY. Since some schools also may have a comma or two in their name (such as "Academy of Science, Math, and Technology"), this can be troublesome. Then, your best bet is to download in TAB format using MSIE, in which case the commas will yield grammatical breaks within a single field.

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Subject www.esri.com/globe 
Author Charlie Fitzpatrick 
Date Jun 04, 1999 
Message Check out ESRI's GLOBE area online, by going to www.esri.com/globe." TARGET="_new">http://www.esri.com/globe">www.esri.com/globe.  
 
 
 
   
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Subject GLOBE in ARC News 
Author Charlie Fitzpatrick 
Date Aug 06, 1999 
Message LINK" TARGET="_new">http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/summer99articles/22-esrisupports.html">LINK TO ARTICLE

This article appeared in the summer 1999 issue of ARC News. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject GLOBE GIS Day 1999 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Sep 23, 1999 
Message On November 19,1999, the GLOBE Program will host an international webchat on using GIS noon-2pm EST. The URL is globe.fsl.noaa.gov/ The Digital Earth-GIS Project will be discussed. The Digital Earth Project continues to expand seeking a goal of participation by every country in the GLOBE program. Information about the Digital Earth School to School activity can be viewed on GLOBE's website. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject Multimedia about ArcVoyager and GLOBE 
Author ESRI Schools & Libraries 
Date Nov 19, 1999 
Message There is a HyperStudio stack available showing the use of GLOBE data in ArcVoyager. It's another way of seeing what can be done with free tools. (For those who don't have HyperStudio, free viewers can be downloaded.)

Download" TARGET="_new">ftp://ftp.esri.com/pub/k12-lib/voyager/globe_arcvoyager.zip">Download the stack (367 kb ZIP file).

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Subject Digital Earth-GIS Goes to Croatia 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Dec 02, 1999 
Message GLOBE Croatia hosted an International Symposium on Land Cover Oct. 27-30 1999. The Digital Earth-GIS Project was demonstrated to numerous GLOBE teachers from Croatia. Of particular interest to this gathering, was how ArcView can plot MUC classifications. Croatian students presented a report on their involvement with the Digital Earth Project. It is through this project that we hope to get several GLOBE teachers in Croatia introduced to the GIS applications which compliment the GLOBE Program. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject GLOBE, GIS, and temporal data 
Author Carole Henry 
Date Apr 06, 2000 
Message I am wondering if it is possible to create a GIS map using temporal data. For instance, is there a way to create a map that would show the diurnal soil protocol readings for the past year (soil temperatures taken every 3 months)? I don't want several maps that are side-by-side--I want one map image. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject Re: GLOBE, GIS, and temporal data 
Author ESRI Schools & Libraries 
Date Apr 07, 2000 
Message YES, Carole, there is a way to display this within ArcVoyager. But you will be seeing the data either sequentially (as four different themes) or in chart format.

SEQUENTIALLY: Add a temperature theme for each time period desired. Define each theme as representing only the desired time period. Symbolize each theme using graduated color, in the same fashion. Turn on each successive theme in turn, and watch the changes occur. (This works very well also for atmospheric data.)

CHART: Add a theme with the temperature data. Display the data in chart format, using a bar chart, and add the four readings as elements to view at each site. (For help in this process, work thru the "Climate Graphs" lesson on our Lessons" TARGET="_new">http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/lessons.html">Lessons Page.

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Subject Using GLOBE World Images 
Author ESRI Schools & Libraries 
Date Apr 07, 2000 
Message There is a powerful lesson on our Lessons" TARGET="_new">http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/lessons.html">Lessons Page which introduces working with the wonderful world maps visible on the GLOBE visualizations page. Turn these terrific images into a powerful teaching resource that can be combined with other decimal degree data. 
 
 
 
   
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Subject Call for GLOBE Teachers 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Oct 03, 2000 
Message To the ESRI community, the GLOBE Program can been found at: www.globe.fsl.noaa.gov. There is a wealth of global geo-referenced data to be found.

To the GLOBE Program teaching community; as part of your participation in the GLOBE Program you should have received a Landsat Image of your school's area. These are valuable datasets! Through our Digital Earth/GLOBE Project we are attempting to share these datasets. Please contact me if you are a GLOBE teacher to help in the endeavor. Thanks! John 
   
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Subject Digital GLOBE: Observing the Earth, Visualizing the Future 
Author John D. Moore 
Date Feb 05, 2001 
Message Now that the Federal Digital Earth Initiative (www.digitalearth.gov)is well underway, it becomes important to note the name change from our original "Digital Earth-GIS Project" to the "Digital GLOBE: Observing the Earth, Visualizing the Future". The availibility of real time data, much of it visually oriented, continues to grow rapidly on the web. It is in these times of Science Education reform that true reform can occur creating a shift in the instructional paridigm. Authentic student inquiry can be incorporated into the classroom. This project represents as much of a technological innovation as a science reform issue, for it is through new applications such as of GIS that in particular, the earth and environmental sciences need to respond. As NASA supports the introduction of Earth Systems Science, it has emerged as the application of science, technology and education. The Digital GLOBE Project continues to attract international participants to the list, and themes continue to be generated. We are on the dawn of a new international classroom, a classroom that can support international collaboration. A feature on the GLOBE Program (www.globe.gov)website is under Teacher Resources. A list of 27 Landsat Images has been provided along with geo-referenced information making it easy to incorporate into ArcView. As the Digital Earth Initiative continues to develop possible scenerios, the Digital GLOBE Project offers a direct precollege application with the primary focus on the environment. With thousands of geo-referenced observations and measurements being made on a daily basis, the GLOBE Program provides a current source of real-time data. We are currently looking for help to put this project on-line, at which time it is believed to expand rapidly. We would like at this tme to thank our many international partners for providing data and imagery.