Using GIS in the Classroom

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an increasingly useful teaching tool. There is an increasing wealth of resources supporting teaching and learning using GIS systems. In school we have AEGIS 3 software – a GIS package which can be used to map, analysis and search data.

GIS Files – an excellent resource from the Ordnance Survey providing an overview of GIS and case studies

GIS for Schools

AEGIS 3Advistory Unit Pages

Getting started with GIS – a guide from the Royal Geographical Society – including examples of how GIS can be used in the classroom – guide to Geographic Information Systesm

Wikipedia – Geographic Information Systems

GIS www.Resource List – lots of links to resources related to GIS)

GPS for Geography Teachers – excellent overview by Noel Jenkins (


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