ERIC Number: EJ881238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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The Geospatial Web and Local Geographical Education
Harris, Trevor M.; Rouse, L. Jesse; Bergeron, Susan J.
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v19 n1 p63-66 Feb 2010
Recent innovations in the Geospatial Web represent a paradigm shift in Web mapping by enabling educators to explore geography in the classroom by dynamically using a rapidly growing suite of impressive online geospatial tools. Coupled with access to spatial data repositories and User-Generated Content, the Geospatial Web provides a powerful environment for incorporating geographical analysis into mainstream education. While traditional expert-driven Geographic Information Systems are endowed with powerful tools and techniques to analyze and solve spatial problems, the Geospatial Web allows all levels of users to perform spatial analysis and generate customized maps more easily than ever before. The Geospatial Web promises to revolutionize the ways in which students explore concepts of space and place at geographical scales from the local to the global.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Maps
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