Case Study: Using Mapping to Solve Community Problems

ArcUser July, 2000

Academic Instruction Career Education Youth-and-Community

The City of Phoenix, Arizona, in partnership with AT&T Corporation and ESRI, has created a program that involves youth in community problem solving. The program supplies educators with a learning curriculum and ArcView GIS training. Students explore their perceptions about the community, form hypotheses, conduct research projects based on these hypotheses, and develop strategies to change their community. They present their findings to government and community leaders. GIS is an integral part of these students' research.