Geographic Information Science (GIS) in Colorado

Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Esri GIS Software, Events, Professional Development, Resources | Comments Off on Geographic Information Science (GIS) in Colorado

COGA_logoSMALLGeographic Information Science (GIS) encompasses computer hardware and software systems used to store, display, analyze, and map information related to multiple fields.  These tools include maps and globes, global positioning (GPS) units, and web-based interactive programs such as Google Earth. The Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA) is working to support Colorado teachers so they are knowledgeable and comfortable with these technologies. The Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and eNetLearning have signed an agreement to provide all Colorado K-12 schools and districts unlimited seats to Esri’s ArcGIS software. Wondering what your students can do?  Check out geospatial technology lesson plans on the COGA website, create projects using MapMaker at National Geographic, and get ideas from story maps developed through Esri, Inc.


Upcoming Events – Night with a Geographer

April 2nd: Steelworks Center of the West, with speaker John Harner, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  His topic is “Mapping Urban Change in Colorado Springs”.

Look for “Night with a Geographer” in at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery later in the spring.  Interested in hosting a “Night with a Geographer” in your community?  Email to explore options and locations.

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