Learning Map Skills in Geography and its Improvement Using Technology





Geography skills, Map reading, Geography students, Geography curriculum, Technology


Geography Students should be familiar with various map skills and apply them in their daily life. The methods for teaching map skills are varied. It can be done through direct instruction, inquiry-based, structured, problem-solving, model/example-based, student-led learning, and still, it is growing. Many studies discussed students' map skills usage in learning geography, the correlation between map abilities and achievement, the impact of map skill programme achievement, and the student's attitude about geography. The growing trend in map reading abilities indicates that to become a specialist user, one must acquire the knowledge and skills to analyse map components efficiently. The geographical map enables us to determine the precise location of any point on this planet. Thus, children, beginning in childhood, should be educated about geographical maps, which will help them build their map skills. Additionally, teachers use real-world maps to tackle various issues about geography education and learning. This study describes map skills learned in geography as well as technological advancements for geography students.

Author Biography

Vishal Prakash, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Shivharsh Kisan PG College Basti 272001

Mr. Vishal Prakash is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Shivharsh Kisan P.G. College in Basti, Uttar Pradesh. He holds an M.Sc. in Geography and a B.Ed. from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, as well as an M.Ed. from Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography at Siddharth University, Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, focusing on a Geographical Analysis of Socioeconomic Conditions of Scheduled Caste in Basti District. With over five years of teaching experience, Mr. Prakash's research interests encompass remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartography, and their applications in geography education. He specializes in various geographical research tools, including Arc GIS, QGIS, SPSS, Mendeley, etc. Mr. Prakash has presented research papers at numerous national and international seminars and conferences, and his work has been published in various national and international journals and books.


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How to Cite

Prakash, V. (2023). Learning Map Skills in Geography and its Improvement Using Technology. RESEARCH HUB International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 10(8), 10–20. https://doi.org/10.53573/rhimrj.2023.v10n08.003