GIS IN EDUCATION: ESRI SUMMER CAMP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2014-1-20-622

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Maxime Rwaka

Esri Rwanda Ltd., P.O. Box 6867, Kigali, Rwanda
Rwanda

Abstract

Since 2007, Esri is supporting GIS education in Secondary Schools. From 2009 until today, 2000 pupils have learned GIS but they do not have time and means to link what they learn at school to the reality on the ground. It is therefore difficult for them to plan for a career in the GIS field. It is in that perspective that Esri has organized Summer Camps each year since 2008 with the objective of connecting pupils with GIS professionals by doing a real GIS project and achieve results that are beneficial for both students and professionals from partner institutions. The Summer Camp last for one week, during which pupils collect geographic and attribute data with GPS and questionnaires, prepare, edit, analyse and visualize collected data using GIS. They finally learn how to present and publish the result. This presentation will give an overview of topics, results and benefit of Summer Camps carried out for the last 6 years.

For citation: Rwaka M. GIS IN EDUCATION: ESRI SUMMER CAMP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2014;20:622. https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2014-1-20-622