Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What is GIS mapping?

A geographic information system (GIS) are maps that help visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. They can be used across the curriculum. 

This year Lori LaFrance's students are using the power of GIS mapping to analyze, and interpret salt march data. With the help of Glenn Hazelton, community member, and Northeastern professor, our students will be collecting salt march data using an app Glenn developed to upload data to a GIS map. They will be presenting their findings to the Mass Audubon Society held on November 17, 2017.

There are GIS mapping curriculum for elementary school, science, US history, and American Literature located at:

For more information on GIS mapping  visit the following link below.