GIS Education

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Teaching GIS to Kids to Help Them Learn Spatial Skills

Caitlin Dempsey

Tips and resources to help you get started with teaching your children about GIS and mapping.

Building a GIS Career

Caitlin Dempsey

The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields.  GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years.  Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for.  However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.  

Teaching GIS in Elementary School

Mark Altaweel

Research on how to best implement GIS education for K-12 has looked at the use of web-based GIS and data that is understandable at different levels.