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1 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Future Fieldwork GIS for Beginners GA Conference Saturday 14 th April 2007

2 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Objectives

3 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Who are we ?

6 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Potential benefits of GIS Spatial Understanding Enquiry learning Identifying relationships Vocational element Motivation (Thanks to Tom B)

7 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee New National Curriculum Referred to specifically in the new PoS

9 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee New National Curriculum Referred to specifically in the new PoS

10 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee OCR Pilot GCSE GIS an optional unit in Year 11 of Pilot GCSE Can some documents produced by Rob Clemens of West Exe Technology College for recent day for 3 rd cohort centres for GCSE Pilot

11 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Quality Mark / Conference One of sections involved in the criteria for meeting the Quality Mark (see other SPC workshop…) Conference Teacher to Teacher sessions Exhibitors

12 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Continuums FREEEXPENSIVE EASY TO USE COMPLICATED Often web based BASIC SOPHISTICATED Sometimes a cut-down version

13 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee ACTIVITY This will involve: AEGIS GPS Visualiser / GE Graph Web based GIS: Infomapper Over to Tom and Alan…

16 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Next steps… Some ideas from Fred Martin… Also try new Google Maps feature (FREE)

17 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Plenary Feedback on activity Ongoing concerns / barriers to use Ideas for further development ?

18 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Other sources GA GTIP Page

19 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee Other sources RGS GIS Page

20 Presented by the GA Secondary Phase Committee 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


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