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Teaching with GIS in the Geosciences

Teaching with GIS in the Geosciences

This site from SERC's Starting Point introduces methods of teaching with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It offers information and links that explain what GIS is, describe why and how GIS can be used in introductory geoscience classrooms, and give examples of using GIS in geoscience education. Linked topics include spatial relationships in geoscience, the basics of spatial data collection, organization and map preparation, a detailed description of methods to include GIS within introductory geoscience courses, options to sidestep limited resources within the classroom, and a collection of examples that illustrate GIS concepts that appear in geoscience topics.


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