Geospatial

Co Superintendent - Lee Sherry, Madison
Co Superintendent - Amy Timmerman, Holt
Co Superintendent - Julie Kreikemeier, Colfax

Rules

  1. The name and county of each exhibitor should appear separately on the back of each board, poster or article and on the front cover of the notebooks so owner of the exhibit may be identified if the entry tag is separated from the exhibit.
  2. Each individual is limited to one exhibit per class. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fairto advance to the State Fair.
  3. Several classes require a display board which should be a height of 24 inches and not to exceed 1/4-inch thickness. A height of 24 7/8 inches is acceptable to allow for the saw kerf (width) if two 24 inch boards are cut from one end of a 4 foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood. Nothing should be mounted within 3/4 inch of the top or bottom of the board. (Example: Woodworking & Electricity.)
  4. Fabricated board such as plywood, composition board, or particle-type lumber may be used for demonstration displays.
  5. Demonstration boards should be sanded and finished to improve their appearance. The finish on a demonstration board will be judged as a woodworking exhibit.
  6. Demonstration boards should include an overall title for the display, plus other necessary labeling.
  7. Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations, Results: what you learned. All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display.
  8. Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations. Results: What you learned. All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear, plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display.
  9. Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details.etails.

Classes

Youth enrolled in Geospatial or GEAR TECH 21 may exhibit in any class within this division.

  • Class H880001 - Poster (SF299) Create a poster (not to exceed14” x 22”) communicating a GPS theme such as How GPS or GIS works, Careers that use GPS or GIS, How to use GPS, What is GIS, GPS or GIS in Agriculture, Precision Agriculture, or a geospatial topic of interest.
  • Class H880002 - 4-H Favorite Places or Historical Site Poster (SF272) The 4-H exhibitor identifies a favorite place or historical site (including grave sites) in Nebraska. Exhibit should include latitude and longitude, digital picture, and local area map. Poster size should not exceed 14” X 22”.
  • Class H880003 - GPS Notebook (SF300) Keep a log of at least 5 places visited using a GPS enabled device. At least one site should be from a community other than where you live. For each site, record the latitude, longitude and elevation. Also include a description of the site, a paragraph explaining what was interesting about the site or finding it. Photos of each site and/or cache are optional but encouraged.
  • Class H880004 - Geocache (SF301) Assemble a themed geocache. Each geocache should be a water-tight container. It should include a log book and pencil for finders to log their visits and may include small trinket, geo-coins, etc. for the finders to trade. Documentation should include a title, teaser description and the geographic coordinates of intended placement. Register the site at geocaching.com, include a print-out of its registry. The entry may include a photograph of the cache in its intended hiding place.
  • Class H880005 - Agriculture Precision Mapping (SF302) 4-Hers will assemble a notebook that will include a minimum of 2 digital copies of various data layers that can be used in precision agriculture to identify spatial patterns and/or correlations (printed copies of websites were applications can be purchased is acceptable) A report of how the analysis of the various data will be used to make a management decision.
  • Class H880007 - 4-H History MapPreserve 4-H History – Nominate a Point of Interest for the 4-H History Map Project include copy of submitted form in folder or notebook. To nominate a site for the 4-H history map please go to http://arcg.is/1bvGogV For more information about 4-H history go tohttp://www.4-hhistorypreservation.com/History_Map/For a step by step video on nominating a point, please go to this link:http://tinyurl.com/nominate4h. Write a brief description of the historical significance of 4-H place or person. (a minimum of one paragraph)
  • Class H880008 - GIS Thematic Map – Using any GIS software, create a thematic. Thematic maps can utilize any subject of interest to the 4-H’er. Example map would be Amelia Earhart’s or Sir Francis Drake’s voyage population density maps, water usage “x 11” maps or 4-H project in Nebraska. Create GIS Map using data from books, and or internet. Use reliable data, (U.S. Center or U.S. Census Bureau etc.) Map any size from 8.5” x 11”up to 36” x 24”, should include Title, Base Map, Neat Line, North Arrow, and Legend. Identify the source of your information on the back of the map.

CAREERS

  • Class H880010 - Careers Interview (SF239) Interview someone who is working in a Geospatial field and include research that career. Interviews can either be written or in a multimedia format (CD/DVD). Written interviews should be in a notebook. Written reports should be 3 to 5 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, and 1” margins. Multimedia reports should be between 3 to 5 minutes in length.

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