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Sunday, October 16 • 9:45am - 10:15am
GIS Educators Day Session. Modules That Promote Interdisciplinary and Systems Thinking Using AGO

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AUTHORS: Rebecca Boger, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Russanne Low, University of Lincoln; Amy E. Potter, Armstrong State University

ABSTRACT: With the more intuitive interface of AGO, it is easier to incorporate AGO activities in undergraduate non-GIS courses, enabling students to focus on content rather than mastering the technology. With this in mind, three professors from different disciplinary backgrounds, cultural geography, geosciences, and science education, created a 3-week module on food security using AGO to integrate social and environmental datasets. The module culminates with a small research project on food security in three localities, urban New York City, rural Nebraska, and developing islands in the Caribbean.


Sunday October 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am
Nauset II