Geospatial Technology

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Varina High School geospatial technology students spent Halloween taking GPS readings of graves at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond

Course Code: 8423

Co-op: Not available

Duration: 36 weeks

Suggested Grade Levels: 9–12

Prerequisites: None

The Geospatial Technology program provides experiences pertaining to the study and use of geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing (RS), and mobile technologies. Fundamentally, these technologies allow students to explore and analyze the natural and human-made world, from local to global and beyond. Students use various tools, processes, and techniques to create, store, access, manipulate, and revise data to solve human challenges. These experiences employ real-world spatial analysis models and guidelines for integrating, interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data, with a focus on both the implications and the limitations of such technologies. IMG_0207These experiences also include interfacing to network-based data management systems.

Note: This course may be offered to middle school students for high school credit if approved by the local school division.

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