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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Geographic Information Systems are an extremely powerful tool that can be used for a number of applications; from making maps to determining evacuation routes out of a city. This computer based practical session will introduce your students to the ever growing world of Geographic Information Systems and delve into the weird and wonderful applications of this fantastic technology. Your students will use a web-based GIS to visualise real life statistics and learn the advantages of using a GIS for data visualisation and analysis. These sessions are designed to fit into the academic syllabus and topics include; world development, microclimates, earthquakes and volcanoes. If you would like a session created on a different topic, please get in touch and we will try our best to accommodate your needs. A representative from the Geomatics teaching group at Newcastle University will run the session from start to finish - so no previous GIS knowledge is required! 

  • Up to 50 pupils
  • Length of workshop : 1 - 2 hours

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Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Computing and ICT
  • Geography - GIS
  • Events in School
  • Events on Campus
  • Y 9
  • Y 10
  • Y 11
  • Y 12
  • Y 13
  • KS 4
  • KS 5