The Art of Mapmaking and GIS

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Allowed Grades: 3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Program Description

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Students will deepen their understanding of maps as they explore the history of mapping and learn how maps are created. Students will trace the evolution of maps from antiquity to cutting-edge technology and learn the basics of cartography by manually drawing maps. Student also will get an introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and digital map creation. They will use the maps they create in interactive games.

This is an in-person workshop.

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  • I understand that a break will be included in the program and students are encouraged to bring water and a snack.

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Accessibility

Need disability-related modifications or accommodations? Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request by emailing JFRogers@sandiego.gov.