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Geographic Information Systems ~ GIS

Page history last edited by catrin treanor 10 years ago

 

Everyone loves Google Earth but do you also realise that GIS is the invisible force that touches almost every part of your every day life...

 

A geographic information system (GIS) allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts...

 

This is your best starting point to find out about GIS  or if you want even more detail click here! 

 

Choose a mission and put GIS to use!  Good luck!

 

Open this file and use Google Earth to help you complete this investigation into San Francisco

 

Just a few more examples of the uses of GIS...

close to home... Guildford Borough Council maps online

 

The A Level geographers have been making use of Southampton City Council's GIS maps to help their investigations

 

AS Geographer's fieldwork sites 

 

Find out about the geology of the UK

 

Natural Hazards Viewer

 

Analyse the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

 

AEGIS is the specialist software that we use in our lessons!

 

 

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