Here is a simple test…
1. Can you name all twelve municipalities that make up Niagara (can your children)?
2. Do your children know their way to and from school by walking, cycling, transit?
3. What formed the Fonthill Kame? Or for that matter what is a kame?
4. What kind of job can I get with a Geography degree? Or an Environmental Technician diploma? GIS Post Graduate Certificate? etc. etc.
If you answered “no” to question 1 and 2, “I don’t know” to question 3, or simply believing that obtaining a Geography degree is a stepping stone to becoming a Geography teacher, then you’ve answered the question, “Why Geospatial Niagara?”
For the record there are 12 municipalities that make up Niagara, these include…
Ask your kids to close their eyes and have them imagine travelling to school while they tell you the turns and the street names. How did they do?
A kame is a glacial feature created by the deposition of sand, gravel, rocks and other till in a depression of a glacier, when the glacier retreats, this depression drops to the land surface. Fonthill is located on a kame called the Fonthill Kame.
The simple answer is any job you want….
Geospatial Niagara seeks to promote geo-literacy within all grade levels and age groups and engage all citizens of Niagara in participatory geography. Niagara has two world class post-secondary institutions in Brock University and Niagara College. Each has first class programs in Geography and related disciplines (Environmental Science, Geographic Information Systems etc.). Niagara is positioned to capitalize on the growth of geospatial technology and the geospatial information industry (See infographic here).
We are seeking volunteers to help spread the “Geographappiness”. Nature/environment, geology, transportation, planning, the list is endless on how geography touches our day to day lives. Stay tuned for exciting additions to the website and information about Geospatial Niagara projects and connections.
The First Law of Geography – “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.” – Waldo Tobler