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My World GIS: A Geographic Information System for Learners

My World GIS: A Geographic Information System for Learners

This Geographic Information System (GIS) is designed specifically for use in middle school through college classrooms. It provides a carefully selected subset of the features of a professional GIS environment, including multiple geographic projections, table and map views of data, distance-measurement tools, buffering and query operations, and a customizable map display. The features are accessed through an interface designed to be used by students and teachers. This system can import data from the industry-standard shapefile format, as well as from tab- and comma-delimited text files. A trial version can be downloaded free of charge, and online resources are available for use with the software, such as activities, datsets, and a help center.

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