TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on using GIS to study data related to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Instructors may choose to expose their scholars to GIS and digital mapping or have them investigate environmental issues in depth.