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Teaching with GIS Technology

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. 

GIS is attached to many operations and has many applications related to science, engineering, math, transport/logistics, telecommunications, etc. For this reason, GIS and location intelligence can be the foundation for project-based learning that rely on analysis and visualization.

Richland School District Two has joined a nation-wide network of school districts that are taking a top-down approach to GIS education. We are engaging in a process that will transform classrooms across the district by enabling students to discover, use, make, and share maps and apps built on a foundation of critical thinking and spatial analysis.

For additional information on the GIS program, contact William Simon, director of Planning at 803-738-3229.