In a relatively short time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have spread from being primarily a research tool to higher and subsequently secondary education, and from the researcher to the user. GIS: A Sourcebook for Schools is an easily accessible guide to GIS at an elementary level and provides sufficient background in GIS to ensure a comprehensive working knowledge of the subject. It is written specifically for schoolteachers looking to incorporate GIS into the secondary school curriculum, and will be the essential textbook for all those wishing to gain an introduction to a working knowledge of GIS.
The book contains everything that a teacher wanting to implement GIS into the curriculum would need, including glossary of terms, explanation of the fundamentals, definitions and further reading. No other book will be quite as useful as this one.
Table of Contents
Preface - Green. Chapter 1: Introduction - Green. Chapter 2: Geographical Information in Schools - Past, Present and Future - Page, Williams and Rhind. Chapter 3: You Don't Necessarily Need a Computer - Green. Chapter 4: GIS in Schools: Infrastructure, Methodology and Role - Fitzpatrick and Maguire. Chapter 5: Teaching with GIS in Ontario's Secondary Schools - Sharpe and Crechiolo. Chapter 6: GIS in Secondary School Geography Curricula - Oliver. Chapter 7: Geographical Information Systems: An Introduction for Students - Brown. Chapter 8: Expanding a Corporate GIS into an Authorities High Schools - Gill and Roberts. Chapter 9: Another School for Thought: Introducing GIS to a Secondary School Geography Department - Walker. Chapter 10: GIS and Remote Sensing in Primary and Secondary Education: rationale, Strategies and Didactics - Biilmann. Chapter 11: The Role of Arcview and Map Explorer in a Corporate GIS Environment - McCall. Chapter 12: Geography, GIS and the Internet - Green. Chapter 13: Tailoring GIS Courses for Employment - Gould. Chapter 14: GIS-Education in Germany - A Survey and Some Comments - Bill. Chapter 15: Epilogue: The Future - Green. Glossary of Terms. Reading List. Useful Web Addresses.
David R. Green is currently a lecturer in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in The Centre for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science at The University of Aberdeen