GIScience in practice during the KinderUni Heidelberg

On Saturday, 18.03.2017, the Neuenheimer Feld of the University Heidelberg was the area of interest for children participating in the GIScience KinderUni workshop at the Institute of Geography “MapSwipe und uMap – Mach‘ mit beim Mappen an PC, Tablet und Smartphone”. After an introduction about Geography and Geodata in general, they could do some mapping themselves both indoors via the MapSwipe app and outdoors via the KoBoCollect app. Equipped with GPS devices and tablets, they carried out different tasks such as to find points of interest via coordinates, take pictures, answer questions and collect opening hours. Afterwards, the children created their own maps in uMap with the route of their group. The kids were very motivated and everyone had a great time including the workshop team (Carolin Klonner, Melanie Eckle, Susanne Baur, Marcel Reinmuth).