A variety of Internet GIS tools can support Extension's educational programming focused on land use planning and related issues. According to our Web-based survey, Extension educators have a high degree of interest in Internet GIS and related technologies, but limited exposure to or experience with these resources. Our experience suggests that workshops, supported with printed materials and Internet resources, appear effective in helping educators use these tools. Most educators have access to limited support services. Using these technologies requires a broad understanding of many different and disparate concepts, but many contemporary tools are designed to minimize this concern.
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Watermelon, D. J., Andrews, E., & Wade, S. (2009). Extension Educators Can Use Internet GIS and Related Technologies. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/2