Journal of Geographic Information System

Volume 8, Issue 5 (October 2016)

ISSN Print: 2151-1950   ISSN Online: 2151-1969

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Geographic Information Systems Used as a Practical Way of Teaching Mathematics

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DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2016.85050    1,859 Downloads   3,274 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

This paper presents reflections on proposals to merge Mathematics and Geography when teaching undergraduates from inter- and trans-disciplinary spatial models using mathematical modeling to enable spatial analysis and visualization through GISGeographic Information Systems. It brings forward an approach to Geography with new technologies integrating it with Statistics and Computer Science among other subjects. Thus, it describes some practical cases that are examples of geographical problems solved mathematically. The results show that GIS can be an educational tool for teaching both Geography and Mathematics.

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Laudares, S. , Laudares, J. and Libório, M. (2016) Geographic Information Systems Used as a Practical Way of Teaching Mathematics. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 608-617. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2016.85050.

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