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