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My World GIS: Explore data about your world

Geographic Data for Learners

My World GIS™ is a Geographic Information System (GIS) designed specifically for use in educational settings.  My World allows learners to explore and analyze geographic data about our world.

My World's intended audience is middle school through college geosciences and geography courses involving investigations of geographic data.

My World is designed to meet the needs of students and teachers while keeping the constraints of educational settings in mind.  It combines the power of a full-featured GIS environment with the support and structure required by novice users in an educational environment.
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Designed by the GEODE Initiative

My World is the latest software from the Geographic Data in Education Initiative (GEODE) at Northwestern University.  It was developed as part of a research program on the adaptation of scientific visualization and data analysis tools to support inquiry-based learning.  Since 1992, the GEODE initiative has been dedicated to the improvement of Earth and environmental science education through the use of data visualization and analysis tools to support inquiry-based pedagogy. 
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Photograph by WFLD Fox Chicago
My World featured on Fox 32 Chicago's Nightly News

On March 25, 2007, Fox Channel 32 Chicago's evening news presented a feature on a My World project in which students throughout the Chicago area are collecting data on salt levels in the soil. They are sharing this data and analyzing it in My World in order to assess the impact of road salt on roadside habitat. 

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Last Updated: 2007-03-15 10:30:39


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