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GIS and Java based application to display international status of women
The focus of this thesis is to create a GIS tool for the Department of Women Studies to present the status of women in the world. This is a geographic computer interactive tool which makes it simpler to perform a comparative study of women's status around the world on the basis of women population, health, marriage, education, employment in different countries. The user can select from any above mentioned categories and click on any highlighted country on the map to view a more detailed information. This application enables users to see data in the numerical or the graphical format. Another important feature is to display more interesting facts in the women history. The tool employs an administrative control feature to add more information to a web page. It also provides the option to play a quiz and a visual game to test the knowledge learned through the application. The admin can also create new quizzes through this application. One of the biggest design challenges is to keep the interface simple and capable of handling multiple tasks in a real time environment without compromising on the feature set. Consequently, every attempt has been made to present a rich depth of subject knowledge through a lucid yet powerful interface. The application has been made in Java and utilizes MOJO (Map Objects Java Objects), which is provided by ESRI. Using MOJO, GIS related features can be easily incorporated into the application by linking data to various geographical features on the map. The Tool uses the methodology for teaching and sharing information in a very effective manner. Computer graphics are much more engaging to gather and display information than using books for collecting facts and figures. Hence, this tool would be very useful in teaching the women's status in the world as it would help students to know and learn about women in different cultures in an easy and interesting manner.
(M.S.) -- San Diego State University, 2011
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