Transform your students into Geospatial Scientists

Map My School is a program to help you lead students through a mapping project from start to finish. No drone required!

Map My School

A comprehensive and fun program where students use spatial technology to learn how to create, analyse, measure, map and communicate geospatial mapping principles to better understand the amount of shade available at your school. 

Map My School includes four versions for different experience levels and student year groups. Whether you teach primary or secondary school, there's a Map My School project for you. More Information


Resources and Introduction

Get to know the learning objectives, real life applications, and software required (provided free) for the project.

Module 1

Mapping Software Introduction

A walk-through of the software interface specific for your student ability. Learn to setup mapping projects correctly.

Module 2

Creating Data

Use existing satellite data of your school (we'll show you how to get it) and begin to digitise this data to identify land features.

Module 3

Analysing Data

Learn to interpret spatial data to answer geographic inquiry. You'll learn to extract statistics and calculate shaded areas.


Maps for Communication

Good scientists can communicate their findings clearly. Learn to guide your students through creating maps for presentation.

Student Outcomes

The students will understand the benefits of using geospatial data for providing information relating to environmental challenges. They will learn to explain the difference between blue, green and grey infrastructure, use free geographic tools to display, create and edit spatial data, and perform basic geospatial analysis.


Teacher Outcomes

Our online program will guide you though using free online tools and satellite imagery to answer real-world environmental challenges. Instil confidence and empower you to build competencies, knowledge and the skills to teach She Maps STEM programs in accordance with the National Curriculum. .

What will work better for you, your students and your school?

Map My School can be delivered via virtual coaching, online professional learning, or a combination of these. 

Geospatial Science is a discipline that focuses on using information technology to understand people, places, and processes of the earth. Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems are technologies commonly used to help geospatial scientists to measure, observe and analyse data.

Here is a list of things geospatial science is used for:

  • Biosecurity and health informatics.
  • Biostatistics and health risk appraisals.
  • Geospatial patterns of health behaviors and outcomes.
  • Geospatial patterns of disease treatment and outcomes.
  • Urban health, education, crime, and economic development.
  • Computation spatial statistics and social-environmental synthesis.
  • Geospatial urban planning and development.
  • Geospatial civil engineering.
  • GIS for traffic analysis and engineering applications.
  • Environmental and food security on both a regional and global scale.
  • Transport of contaminants in soil and water.
  • Geospatial trends in air pollution.
  • Food and water security.
  • Regional climate response and agricultural forecasting.

Map My School is for primary and secondary school students. 

The great thing about this program is that it is multi levelled so that students can develop their skills as they learn about each new level of spatial technology.  

Map My School does not require drones.  It is a program that introduces your students to how geospatial science is used in a real life scenario.

There are 4 levels to Map My School depending on student skill level. 

Each level has an increased amount of technological involvement.  For instance, at Level 1 the students simply need a pencil and a blank piece of paper. From there is gets incrementally more challenging.

Each level then introduces a new type of spatial technology software to help collect and collate the data.

The She Maps education team have created an integrated unit of work that is linked to the Australian Curriculum.  It includes Digital Technology, Geography and HASS.


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Deliver Real STEM outcomes


Be a leader at your school


30-minute chat with a STEM expert

She Maps can help you get the clarity you need to empower your students, engage your colleagues, and transform your schools approach to STEM. 

Created by educators, for educators

Our drone days and professional development programs are designed to meet your biggest STEM challenges.
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Programs delivered in schools within Australia and internationally.

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Students and teachers positively impacted by our drone days.


All programs designed by PhD Geospatial Scientist, Dr Karen Joyce.

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Dr Karen Joyce holds a PhD in Geographical Sciences and is a leader in remote sensing and spatial mapping. She has led numerous programs within Australia and internationally and developed educational resources for primary, elementary, secondary and tertiary institutions as well as private industry and government organisations.

Now, her experience is available to you.


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