Explore the fundamentals of GIS with these carefully built modules


Learning by immersion





What we do and where were headed

Broadening Impacts of Geography and Geospatial Science (BIGGS) is a result of a multi-year collaboration among Geography faculty from Texas A&M University committed to integrating research and geographic education. We began our project with an initiative to integrate Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) into the introductory human geography core curriculum courses with financial support and resources from the Office of the Provost and TAMU Geoservices. Our vision is to provide a platform for the larger geography community to enhance the education mission by providing the means to directly integrate research products directly into the classroom. Ideally this would be a portal for educational modules based on federally funded research, such as the National Science Foundation. For example the Urban Shale Gas and Brazilian Livelihood modules are a direct result of NSF-funded research, while the data used in the Wind Energy module was generated from a project funded by NextERA Energy Resources. Our long-term goal is to expand our modules to serve the larger geographic education community.