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Using GIS to investigate World Development

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Description: 

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. Your students will use a free, open source, web-based GIS to visualise real life statistics and learn the advantages of using a GIS for data visualisation and analysis. This session has been designed to fit into the World Development topic and is simple and easy to follow. 

Simply download the hand-out and ask your students to follow the instructions. They will soon be visualising life expectancy, infant mortality and GDP across the globe. A fun and easy way to incorporate GIS into your syllabus!

If you would like help running the practical, a member of the GIS teaching staff can run the session for you, simply send an enquiry using the form on the right hand side of the page. 

Length of workshop : 1 - 2 hours

Enquire about this workshop : 

Please contact Tom Bramald on Tom.Bramald@newcastle.ac.uk or 0191 208 6350.

 

Downloads:

An easy to follow GIS practical to help you incorporate GIS into your syllabus.

Introductory powerpoint slides for the GIS world development practical.

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Computing and ICT
  • Geography - GIS
  • Resources
  • Y 13
  • Y 12
  • Y 11
  • Y 10
  • Y 9
  • KS 4
  • KS 5