My World GIS
http://www.myworldgis.org/

The GEODE (Geographic Data in Education) Initiative , Northwestern University


My World is a Geographic Information System (GIS) designed specifically for use in middle school through college classrooms. My World provides a carefully selected subset of the features of a professional GIS environment. These features include multiple geographic projections, table and map views of data, distance-measurement tools, buffering and query operations, and customizable map display. They have been selected to provide the greatest value to students without overwhelming them with complexity. The features are accessed through a supportive interface designed with the needs of students and teachers in mind. My World can import data from the industry-standard shapefile format, as well as from tab and comma-delimited text files. In the future, it will be able to communicate directly with GPS-enabled handheld devices. The web site features links to download My World GIS software along with sample data and documentation. This resource is part of the Using Global Data Sets collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/globaldata02/

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology, Education
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Tools, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: GIS, Visualization
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Ocean, Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Education, Climate