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Posted by Jesikah Post on behalf of the DataBC Team.


Welcome students, teachers, librarians, and parents. The Province of B.C. is excited to celebrate GIS Day on November 18th, 2015. GIS Day is a world-wide event that demonstrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS), and an opportunity for organizations with GIS expertise to show the public how GIS can be used to better understand our world.

By Loren Mullane on behalf of the DataBC Team

Here on our opportunities page we are posting lesson plans for data newbies to hone their data skills and get the most of the open data they find in the DataBC Catalogue.

We think these lesson plans will be particularly useful for educators, parents, and librarians in promoting data literacy for youth. They can be used in combination with the How to Hack With Youth guide, which was created by the Ministry of EducationOpen Data Society of B.C., and DataBC. At the end of this lesson, you will have created a map like the one below: