Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

School Mapping and Geographical Information Systems

Reviews the origins and principles of School Mapping (SM), and discusses the importance and potential use in micro-planning approaches of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Public Participation Geographical Information Systems (PPGIS). It also discusses future trends and issues in SM, GIS, and PPGIS. The difference between school mapping (a process) and school map (one typical product of the SM process) is highlighted.