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Summary Page: Geospatial - how location based information is helping the rebuild of Christchurch
Term 3 starting 29 August 2012.

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In preparation for this field trip you will learn about:

  • where things are located
  • how we can find them
  • making and using maps
  • what a legal boundary is
  • how earthquakes have changed where things are
  • how new subdivisions are created
  • GPS and GIS
  • how we know where to locate underground services.

During the field trip you will:

  • visit places where the ground has moved due to the Christchurch earthquakes
  • use tools such as theodolites, lasers and smartphones with GPS apps to help
  • locate and describe locations for things
  • dig up roads to find and repair broken services
  • explore new subdivisions
  • play with smart software to see into the future
  • get to know surveyors, planners, designers and people rebuilding Christchurch city.

Where you will go

This field trip is the first of three that will follow the rebuild of Christchurch over the next 3 years and look at the special systems and tools used in the redevelopment of the CBD, public facilities and the suburbs.

Soon after the earthquakes it became apparent that organisations had to work closely together to make rapid repairs to infrastructure and begin the process of rebuilding. Experts from some of these organisations will take us to places where the ground moved up to 4m, where whole city blocks lie vacant, where construction teams lay new services and where city residents plan to build their new homes.

Learning Areas/Levels

Social Sciences: Social Studies Levels 3-5, Geography Levels 6-8

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Social Studies
Level 3:

  • Understand how people view and use places differently
Level 4:
  • Understand that events have causes and effects
  • Understand how formal and informal groups make decisions that impact on communities
  • Understand how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges
Level 5:
  • Understand how systems of government in New Zealand operate and affect people's lives, and how they compare with another system
  • Understand how people's management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability
Level 6:
  • Understand that natural and cultural environments have particular characteristics and how environments are shaped by processes that create spatial patterns
Level 7:
  • Understand how the processes that shape natural and cultural environments change over time, vary in scale and from place to place, and create spatial patterns
Level 8
  • Understand how interacting processes shape natural and cultural environments, occur at different rates and on different scales, and create spatial variations

This field trip also covers Achievement Standards from the following Geography strands:

  • 'Making Connections: place, processes and perspectives' AS1.1 Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
  • 'Applying Geographic Skills and Methodology' AS1.4 Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
  • 'Contemporary Issues' AS1.6-3.6 Describe/Explain/Analyse (aspects of) a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
  • 'Spatial Analysis' AS1.8-2.8 Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem

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boundary, Canterbury, Christchurch, earthquakes, geographic issue, geospatial, GIS, government, GPS, infrastructure, laser, lidar, location based information, maps, perspectives, services, spatial patterns, spatial variation, subdivision, survey, technology, theodolite