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GIS can enrich spatial thinking and learning in K-12, say experts

from EdScoop

eographic information systems encourage spatial thinking and learning in K-12 students, said geography and education experts at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. As part of an annual global event called GIS Day, speakers said the mapping and spatial data technology used by professionals across a growing number of fields can also teach young students how to understand and transform complex visual and technical objects. By incorporating GIS and map reading into K-12 curriculum, students can better analyze and interpret the world through spatial awareness and geospatial understanding, said John Hessler, a specialist in geographic information science at the Library of Congress more

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