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Instructions and help page for Plate Tectonics GIS lab
If when opening the GIS program, you get a multiple file name pop-up, always ignore the file located on the share drive (s: drive).
Page 10 To launch the plate tectonics project file, go to the file menu/open project/open project folder/open evidence for plate movement.
When this is open, take a screen shot of this page and post it to YOUR wiki page (this is Screen shot #1 from the list below). To get credit for these screen shots, at the end of the unit, you will send me the link to your wiki page that contains your 10 screen shots.
On page 11, the eye button will show up only after you can can see these features on the map.
Click in the square to the right of the Fossil Distribution layer to make the eye appear in the square.
Click on the name "Glossopteris" in the legend, to the right of the map
The radio button is the circle that is either open or has a black dot in it, to the left of the word "Glossopteris" in the layer area
Open the pull down menu for Highlighter Mode and click the hide unsellected choice, if the radio button to the left of the word "Glossopteris" has the black dot in it (selected), only the Glossopteris fossil locations should show up on your map -Screen Shot #3
#23. If the vertical profile tool does not appear above the map panel, I don't know how to make it show up so skip #23 - #25 & #38.
Screen shot #1 page 10, after opening the Evidence for Plate Movement file and the map appears (between 1. and 2.)
Screen shot #2 page 11 with all the fossil locations displayed on the map
Screen shot #3 page 11 with only the glossopteris fossil locations displayed on the map
Screen shot #4 page 11 with the glossopteris data file from the external link on the screen
Screen shot #5 page 13 with the mesosaurus fossils/rock formation age data displayed
Screen shot #6 page 13 with the map of pangaea displayed on the screen
Screen shot #7 pages 13-14 with some glacial deposits data displayed on the screen
Screen shot #8 part 2 with an image displayed on the screen showing divergent plate boundaries
Screen shot #9 part 3 with an image displayed on the screen showing convergent plate boundaries
Screen shot #10 part 4 with an image displayed on the screen showing transform plate boundaries
In the event that the links do not load properly, (the "flag poles" don't show up on the screen), please use the list below to access the information for each of the sections noted:
#5. Glossopteris –
#6. Cynognathus –
#7. Lystrosaurus –
#8. mesosaurus –
#10. Pangaea –
#35. Convergent plate boundary –
#42. Transform plate boundary – Mendocino earthquakes
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