This site is an educational portal for information and resources associated with the statewide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) license in the state of Missouri. This effort is a partnership of organizations and individuals in order to promote geospatial technologies throughout Missouri's formal, non-formal and informal education. Due to the collaboration of the Missouri partners on this project and Esri's K-12 Education Team an agreement has been reached that will provide Esri's ArcGIS software throughout Missouri for educational and administrative purposes to the following:
all K-12 educators and schools
- technical or career/vocational
K-12 aged youth groups and their leaders, such as but not limited to,
- Girl Scouts
- Boy Scouts
- Camp Fire USA
- Boys and Girls Clubs
K-12 youth serving informal education programs and settings, such as after-school or summer programs at museums and libraries.
Through this effort we would like the youth of Missouri to be able to use the tools of high demand careers in the classroom seamlessly as part of their learning. GIS software brings geography and technology enables youth to build their knowledge through the examination of geographic questions, analysis and themes that can be found in science, math, social studies and language arts. Youth groups and classrooms can undertake investigations and data collection in community based projects.