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Geography / Year 10 / Geographical Inquiry and Skills / Interpreting, analysing and concluding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify how geographical information systems (GIS) might be used to analyse geographical data and make predictions (ACHGS078)

Elaborations
  • outlining how geographical information systems (GIS) are used in environmental management or in analysing spatial patterns of human wellbeing
  • investigating the use of geographic information systems (GIS) by Indigenous peoples in Australia and elsewhere for managing conservation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Predictions (Science),  Data analysis,  Geographical information systems

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