Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GIS is a system for capturing, storing, and analyzing layered spatial and temporal data. It allows researchers to create interactive queries, analyze spatial info, and edit data and maps.
GIS uses multidimensional mapping systems, making possible the tracking of children’s movement (start point, stop point, farthest distance traveled) that can be directly linked to the corresponding 10-second behavioral observation.
- PALs uses GIS to show the location of the children in real-time during all observations.