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Schools Nationwide Expand Their Use of Geovisual Software

The software allows educators to reference, store, manage and visualize information based on location. Thanks to the rise of mobile devices and tech in the classroom, computerized geographic-information systems have become more sophisticated, and their use has expanded in K-12 schools.

In states such as TX, CA, SC and NV, geovisual software has helped educators, bus drivers and parents feel comfortable in traditional fields such as facilities management, safety and emergency planning, said an article in Education Week

"With the new technologies at their disposal, the volume and quality of data being generated have exploded," the article said. "At the same time, vendors and districts alike are putting that information not just in the hands of GIS experts, but also everyone from superintendents to parents to school bus drivers. And in some districts, spatial databases are becoming the foundation of complex data infrastructures encompassing an enormous range of operational information."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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