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Geodata Australia contains a wealth of recent information on Australia in various formats including Graphs, Maps, Photographs, Tabulated Data and Text Files that can form the basis for any Australian studies program.
An easy to use interface allows the user to browse the information by data type or keyword and view the information. Graphs, Maps, Photographs can also be displayed side-by-side for comparison.
By cutting and pasting into a word processor teachers can quickly and easily produce activities, and students can gather and compile information for their reports/presentations. The data may also be used in GIS activities for choropleth mapping of the data.
There are prepared activities written by practicing teachers that are outcomes based from the national profiles. They have been written to cater for a range of age groups and levels of difficulty, from low order to higher order geographic skills.
It contains 29 outcome based activities written by Ken James of Scotch College (Melbourne) and over 2,500 files of information. These include:
- 346 Data files
- 702 Graphs
- 1065 Images
- 97 Maps.
- 336 Text files.
- Links to web sites