What is GIS – digital activity for beginners (kids)

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This is an super easy and light activity to introduce the world of digital maps to kids and beginner users in a friendly way.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow us to model the world in a computer environment. With GIS we can perform complex analyses and solve various problems. We model the world in GIS through layers. Similar to cakes where we have different layers, in a software environment, we model the world by grouping similar objects into layers.

For example, in one layer we can have the street network of a city, in the other layer the rivers, in third the buildings, and so on.

The exercise is fun, it has a goal and therefore gives you a sense of achievement at the end. It will also give you an inside guide on how to use maps online with OpenStreetMap , a free wiki world map.


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