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GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
GIS for GA Conference
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Introductory slides to be used in April 2007 at the Geographical Association Conference at the University of Derby

Introductory slides to be used in April 2007 at the Geographical Association Conference at the University of Derby

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  • 1. Future Fieldwork GIS for Beginners GA Conference Saturday 14 th April 2007
  • 2. Objectives
  • 3. What are we going to do ? What are you going to do ?
    • Explain what GIS is, and what it can be used for
    • Introduce a range of GIS software
    • Experience using GIS software
    • To provide a range of ideas and resources for immediate use & give you the motivation to use GIS in your schools
    • Collect data and produce an outcome
    • Think of how you might be able to use GIS in your geography teaching…
  • 4. What is GIS ?
    • “ GIS has the ability to store, retrieve, manipulate and analyse a range of spatially related data”
    • The user can:
    • ask questions of data related to the map
    • search for patterns and distributions
    • investigate the underlying relationships between different sets of data
    • Article in Geography Review: March 2007
  • 5. Who are we ?
  • 6. Potential benefits of GIS
    • Spatial Understanding
    • Enquiry learning
    • Identifying relationships
    • Vocational element
    • Motivation
    • (Thanks to Tom B)
  • 7. Barriers to GIS use
    • Perceived complexity
    • Cost of software/availability of hardware
    • Time
    • Access to data in appropriate formats
    • School level issues
    • Lack of compulsion
    • Limited evidence of impact
    • (Thanks to Tom B)
  • 8. New National Curriculum
    • Referred to specifically in the new PoS
  • 9. New National Curriculum
    • Referred to specifically in the new PoS
  • 10. OCR Pilot GCSE
    • GIS an optional unit in Year 11 of Pilot GCSE
    • Can e-mail some documents produced by Rob Clemens of West Exe Technology College for recent day for 3 rd cohort centres for GCSE Pilot
  • 11. Quality Mark / Conference
    • One of sections involved in the criteria for meeting the Quality Mark (see other SPC workshop…)
    • GIS @ Conference
    • Teacher to Teacher sessions
    • Exhibitors
  • 12. Continuums FREE EXPENSIVE EASY TO USE COMPLICATED Often web based BASIC SOPHISTICATED Sometimes a ‘cut-down’ version
  • 13. Some suggestions
    • Web based
    • Mouseprice
    • Maplecroft Maps
    • OS GIS Zone
    • MAGIC
    • Google Earth Version 4
    • Dakini Project
    • Commercial packages
    • AEGIS3: “an educational GIS”
    • Digital Worlds
    • Infomapper
    • High end
    • ESRI ArcGis / ArcVoyager
  • 14. Data ideas
    • Environmental Quality Index (EQI)
    • Mobile phone reception: Sitefinder
    • Noise levels
    • Pedestrian counts
    • Many more at site of King Edward VI 5 Ways
  • 15. ACTIVITY
    • This will involve:
    • AEGIS
    • GPS Visualiser / GE Graph
    • Web based ‘GIS’: Infomapper
    • Over to Tom and Alan…
  • 16. Next steps…
    • Some ideas from Fred Martin…
    • Also try new Google Maps feature (FREE)
  • 17. Plenary
    • Feedback on activity
    • Ongoing concerns / barriers to use
    • Ideas for further development ?
  • 18. Other sources
    • GA GTIP Page
    • http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/gtip/gis/
    • http://www.geography.org.uk/projects/gtip/thinkpieces/gis
  • 19. Other sources
    • RGS GIS Page
    • http://www.gis.rgs.org
  • 20. To take away Delegate Packs Infomapper: spatial filing system (not a true GIS, but very interesting…) – go for a demo with Charles Worth and ask about a special deal… Check out the full details at http://www.geographypages.co.uk/conf07.htm

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