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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Left-Handed Chocolate Caper for ArcGIS Desktop and Explorer

My students loved doing GIS "puzzles"!  I have created an update to the a classic puzzle designed by the Esri Ed Team in 2000, "The Left-Handed Chocolate Caper."  Students use demographics, average temperature, food, elevation and more clues to find the best search area.

"Hishe Penn traveled the world in search of exotic foods. Two weeks ago, he called his office with exciting news. He found a variety of cocoa bean whose molecules formed opposite the usual way. This "left-handed bean" was actually much more nutritious and had all the flavor of a regular cocoa bean.  He was excited about creating a new brand of chocolate products.  Much to his surprise, Penn had been followed by a rival scientist, whose henchmen grabbed Penn and held him captive, hoping to steal his discovery." 

Find Penn and give the world better chocolate in time for Valentine's Day!

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