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Natural Resources Canada

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology plays an essential role in today’s world. It is used by all levels of government and also in business, education, health and natural resources; GIS is undoubtedly a fundamental part of our lives. This giant floor map celebrates the significant role GIS and geospatial technologies play in our day-to-day lives.

The 10 curriculum-linked lesson plans were created to help introduce essential topics, such as map-reading skills, while also helping students learn about the geography of Canada and the role of the geospatial industry. These lessons will engage Canadian students with topical lessons on the Canadian Arctic, Global Positioning System (GPS), GIS careers and the importance of GIS in today’s world.  

The shipping bag includes:
  • Map (9.5 m (31') x 8 m (26'))
  • Map legends
  • Teacher's’ guide
    • background information on geospatial technologies
    • hard copies of all learning activities
  • All required materials for each learning activity

This map will begin travelling to schools this September. Request below to secure a spot for the upcoming school year.

NRCan activities and activity cards (click to download):

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