Abu Dhabi Education Council incorporates GIS in school curriculum

Abu Dhabi Education Council incorporates GIS in school curriculum

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Abu Dhabi: A new system to incorporate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in maths and science curriculum across 12 schools has made students more interested in environmental conservation and engineering.

During the programme’s first roll-out phase, grade six and 12 students used GIS, an online mapping programme, to study and explore the various uses of the technology in collecting, analysing and comparing data. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) delegated a number of activities for the various schools to carry out in order to put the GIS into practice.

Activities included measuring each school’s area manually and then using Architectural GIS (ArcGIS) to confirm the measurements. Adec plans to expand this initiative across all public schools in Abu Dhabi in the future.

Source: Gulf News