The Geography Department were very honored to have Dr. Joseph Kerski visit this week, from The University of Denver and Esri, on his way to Eurogeo Conference in Germany.
By Bella Mandry
Dr. Kerski is a leading international force in the world of international mapping, Global Information Systems, having completed recent lectures to the Royal Geographic Association and an inspirational Ted Talk on the importance of mapping in society today.
Online mapping is used in national governments, emergency response planners, healthcare, agriculture and many other sectors to interpret human and physical patterns and trends. It is therefore key that we ensure that our geography students are equipped with the skill of making and interpreting digital maps.
Dr. Kerski shared his passion for all things spatial with the year 12 geography students. Students were able to fully immerse themselves in the ArcGIS software and create their own maps during the session. These skills will prove to be invaluable for students as they collect field data for their internal assessment over the next few months, in the wider curriculum of Geography and hopefully in their future!