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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are fundamental tools for learning geography. They provide a means of enquiring into geography through mapping. By extending and deepening the way that maps are used to explore geographical issues, GIS can re-emphasise the spatial dimension of geography, which is one of the defining characteristics of our subject clarifying its unique role and importance in the school curriculum. Using GIS therefore encourages pupils to think spatially, or geographically.

This project sought to develop the curriculum in this area, through sharing and communicating GIS work, carried out in school with pupils.

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