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Digital maps and geoinformation in education

The Swiss Federal map viewer provides information on a wide range of topics in a simple way. It is therefore highly suitable for school lessons. Students learn how to work with Swiss maps and geoinformation and acquire interdisciplinary knowledge on geographical, historical and social topics.

23.03.2021 | www.geo.admin.ch

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At the same time, the use of the map viewer also promotes methodological competence and the use of electronic media – for example, by practising applications such as “drawing and calculating a school or travel route on the map”, “creating and integrating your own dataset” or “comparing different time periods”.

Within the framework of the project and platform "sCHoolmaps.ch", teachers, geo-specialists, didacticians and media educators are jointly developing teaching units for primary and lower secondary schools based on the Swiss Federal map viewer. They are making them available at sCHoolmaps.ch.

Links to further information concerning geoinformation in education

This news article appears in the context of a series on potential contributions of geospatial information to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Goal no. 4 "Quality Education" wants to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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