Explore GIS Mapping with Your Family!

GIS mapping is an amazing technology, allowing you, and your kids, to visualize and understand our world in a whole new way.  Marking points of interest, mapping the length of features, and measuring the area of space.  All of this, and more, are possible when combined into a simple easy-to-read map.  So, let’s get started!

 

Create a mapping project with your family
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The sky is the limit when it comes to creating your own mapping project.  As you can see in the training video, my kids and I created a simple map of our small acreage near Cheyenne. But, that’s only one idea!  Take MapItFast along when you walk the dog, explore your local park, or go for a drive.  After you’ve experimented with GIS mapping, we’d love to see what you’ve created.  So, take a quick (30 second – 1 minute) video of your kids telling us about what they learned while creating their map. Send it to us at info@wyaitc.org.  By sending us your video before May 15, 2020, you will be entered into our GIS Mapping Contest and eligible for some fun prizes!

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to be able to offer the use of MapItFast for this activity.  This simple, quick-to-learn, mapping app has been generously donated by AgTerra Technologies of Sheridan.  To sign up for your free account, please fill out our account sign up form.  We’ll get you set up with a username and password within 1 business day.  In the meantime, visit Google Play or the AppStore and download MapItFast to any GPS enabled device.  And don’t worry, the app doesn’t use your mobile data, it connects to GPS Satellites for mapping and won’t sync your project to web browser until you’re back on WIFI.

MapItFast can be used on either mobile devices or through your favorite internet browser.  To use MapItFast online visit https://mapitfast.agterra.com/ and enter your login information.

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We can’t wait to hear from you!