Paper on how Geographic Information Systems is being used in how Autism children are place in what school(education) system. How many are there in the Western New York area?
Use at least 3 journal articles or case studies that describe how GIS was used in this specific industry. For each study; summarize the problem, or question being asked. * summarize the results of each case study; * Include the source, title, Author.
Include at least on final paragraph describing; why you think GIS is used in the industry; * what advantages a GIS system has for solving spatial problems in the industry; * how you think GIS will be used in the future of the industry.
GP-150-HPI- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Research Paper Assignment
DUE: by Tuesday, December 14th
Write a minimum 3-page paper on how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is
being used in an industry or career of your choosing. Choose an industry or career
that you think you may be interested working in, or one that you’re interested in
learning more about.
o Suggested topics:
(choose one of these or any other industry you’re interested in)
GIS in the Military GIS in Forensic Science
GIS in Education GIS in Health and Human Services
GIS in Real Estate GIS in Emergency Response
GIS in Environmental Science GIS in Transportation
o Suggested source:
The following website will work well for your research:
GIS Mapping Solutions for Industry: http://www.esri.com/industries.html
After selecting your topic, research at least 3 journal articles or case studies that
describe how GIS was used in that specific industry using ECC’s library resources.
For each article or case study:
o summarize the problem, or question being asked;
o summarize the results of each case study;
o Include the Source, Title, and Author
Include at least one final paragraph describing:
o why you think GIS is used in the industry;
o what advantages a GIS system has for solving spatial problems in the
o how you think GIS will be used in the future of the industry
The paper must be at least 3-pages (typed, double-space using 12-point font,
1” margins). At the end of your paper, attach a Sources Cited page listing the
sources you used.
o Proper format for citing sources can be found at:
The paper must be handed in no later than Tuesday, December 14th.
Grading – 75 points for material content; 25 points for writing style.
o This paper is worth 10% of your final grade
Write with precision and clarity; Spell Check and proof read
Give your paper a specific title which clearly describes its contents.
Organize your paper to summarize one case study at a time. End with at least
one final paragraph summarizing your thoughts and opinions on the advantages
of GIS and the potential future uses of GIS in that industry