GIS in the Danish high school

- a historical overview and a look to the future


  • Niels Vinther Egedal Gymnasium
  • Lars Andersen



Fifteen years ago, there were high expectations, that GIS would have a dominating role in the teaching of geography in the Danish high school. Many went on courses in order to learn using GIS for educational purposes. The expectation was that GIS would be an integrated part of the daily lessons.

However, how has the integration of GIS actually been? We present a status of how much GIS is used in high schools with focus on progress and setbacks. In addition, we look at what is going to happen in the future. One thing is for sure: GIS has come to stay – also in the geography lessons in high schools.