Geography Awareness Week 2015
November 18th is also GIS day -
As part of GIS day from the 16th-
This is set to be the biggest mapping event of the year, involving students from around the world in learning about disaster risk mapping by examining and mapping the risks from a mega volcanic eruption for the area they live.
GIS technology is increasingly important in today’s society. This useful video provides an overview of the applications of GIS mapping and the importance of it in today’s society.
GIS DAY (November 18th 2015)
The offical GIS day twitter feed (@GISDay) is documenting links and GIS related events.
GeoWeek is celebrated every third week of November and the public awareness is officially organised by the National Geographic Education but institutions and societies from all over the world support it. This provides another great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of Geography in our curriculum.
The theme of this year’s Geography Awareness Week is “Explore! The Power of Maps”. As geographers, spatial thinking is an essential skill and one which all our students need to develop.
GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
Resources to support Geography Awareness Week
Resources to support the theme “Explore the Power of Maps”
Whilst unfortunately not during Geography Awareness week, here at St Ivo we are hosting an ICT / GIS CPD event in January 2016 for Geography Teachers from the Cambridgeshire area. With a focus on the use of ArcGIS in schools.
GIS/ICT CPD Event
What are you doing to celebrate Geography Awareness Week 2015? We hope to use our website, twitter feed and facebook page as well as events in the department to continue to raise awareness of our fantastic subject? -
St Ivo Geography Department Online Portal
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” -
Head of Department -