GIS and Geography

45-60 minutes | Up to 250 Students | Year 10 – 13 | Virtual Option

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to manage, visualise and analyse geographic data in order to solve real world problems, including climate change, deforestation and even the Gaming and Film industry!

This presentation explores the meaning of GIS and how it evolved since John Snow used spatial analysis to investigate cholera cases in 1854, followed by in-depth examples of how GIS can be used with real-world cases. Students will then gain an insight into the various GIS-related degree options available at Newcastle University.

The presentation is accompanied by GIS activities which can be completed either as a standalone classroom activity or with supervision from the presenter (in-person only).

Can be delivered online or in-school.