Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to display and analyze data in a map. Layers of different data can be displayed in order to make informed decisions, such as where to locate a new hotel or what is the most efficient bus route. GIS is used by many industries, including government, education, utilities, military, transportation, health, and construction.

A geographic information system provides answers to the question where? Where is the hurricane? Where are you? Where was George Washington born?

We are celebrating GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day with an online virtual scavenger hunt! From November 13, 2019, until December 1, 2019, students can participate in one of four levels of scavenger hunts: primary, intermediate, middle, and high school grade levels. Students will then answer questions based on the SOLs to find their next clue on a GIS map. At the end of the scavenger hunt, students may register for a prize.

Scavenger Hunts:

Primary School (K-2)

Intermediate School (3-5)

Middle School (6-8)

High School (9-12)