Aimed at students enrolled in middle school through college, My World GIS was developed by the World Watcher Project at Northwestern University after a decade of research.
has announced that the software will be available at the end of January; pricing will be US$59 for a Student/Home Edition license and $99 for a classroom license.
My World GIS is what PASCO calls “a geographic information system for inquiry-based learning.” It allows students to obtain, plot, and analyze geographic data pertaining to population, biodiversity, climate, elevation, and other factors. They can set data parameters, such as all cities in the United States that start with the letter “R,” and view the results in a map or table that can be customized.
The application comes with a library of U.S. and world population, temperature, elevation, earthquake, and volcano data and can import information in the industry-standard shapefile format, as well as tab- and comma-delimited text files.