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Events > Mapping 2010 > Schools Workshop

Mapping 2010> Introduction


For the first time the Symposium included a FREE to attend workshop for secondary school students on mapping disasters. This is part of the BCS outreach programme to schools and was kindly sponsored by ESRI UK, a world leader in GIS technologies and Global Mapping.

Morning of Wednesday 9th June 2010
09:30
or
11:30

Schools Workshop: Restless Earth - Mapping Natural Disasters

Restless Earth is a preconference workshop for year 10 students from local schools, demonstrating how maps are an essential part of our daily lives.
Two sessions will allow over 30 students to attend a practical workshop on mapping natural disasters.

  • focus on recent earthquake in Haiti and the problems in dealing with the aftermath of such a disaster
  • practical activities in creating mapping to assist aid workers reach the victims
  • introduction to the importance of good map design
  • integrating mapmaking with GIS technology


The workshop ran twice between 09:30 to 11:00 and then at 11:30 to 13:00.

This workshop has now been further developed and is run as part of The BCS outreach programme - more information can be seen here
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