I’m glad to start kicking off a regular contribution from a grou of industry experts… in his forst editorial contribution, Joseph Kerski (resident GIS EDU guru with Esri) offers up a nice look at GIS in education. Why GIS in Education Matters – In education, GIS offers a powerful decision-making toolkit that can be used in educational administration, educational policy, and in instruction. GIS offers administrators a way to visualize and manage everything from monitoring campus safety, mapping campus buildings, cable, and other infrastructure, routing school buses, planning where and when to close schools and open new ones, and strategizing recruitment efforts. GIS provides educational policymakers with tools to see patterns in educational achievement and where to target new programs.
People have always been fascinated with investigating their home—the Earth. To understand our planet, ancient scholars in Rome, Greece, and China founded the study of geography over 2,500 years ago.See Joseph’s article, Why GIS in Education Matters HERE
Thanks to Joseph for this, his first GISuser “Expert” contribution! Keep an eye open for a number of contributions from key industry experts from a range of niche areas within the GIS space.