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Embedding GIS in the Geography Curriculum with Aegis 3 Helen Young email@example.com Thursday 17th November 2005 http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
What is GIS? Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can be regarded as the high- tech equivalent of the map. An individual GIS map contains a lot of information which is used in different ways by different individuals and organisations. http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
Why use GIS in teaching Geography? • To aid enquiry learning and geographical skills • For interactive geographical investigations • For help with map reading and interpretation • To move from paper based to digital fieldwork • To introduce GIS vocabulary • Because it’s memorable and fun! http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
What do you need for GIS in teaching? • A digital map or photo – you can obtain ready drawn digital maps very easily or import/sketch your own. 2. A datafile – information about locations on the map – either ready made or from field work. 3. A GIS programme – to display and investigate the map and data. http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
An example of a worksheet Digital map Picture boxes linked to the map Data table linked to the map Text boxes http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
How much does it cost? *The full site licence allows teachers to install the product on their own computers for preparation purposes. http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
Is there any support available? • The Advisory Unit give excellent support for this product via their website, which provides: • Manuals and help sheets. • Resource share of teachers’ Aegis files. • Email support. http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/
How do I find out more? The aim of this inset is to give you an introduction. If you want to find out more go to the Advisory Unit website www.advisory-unit.org.uk or email Diana Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org You can download a free Aegis 3 viewer off the Advisory Unit webpage. http://www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk/