The transcription below is interesting as it shows that patterns of understanding are broadened and simplified using data linked to geospatial representations.
Interview 3: School Pupil. Girl aged 12/13.
Participant: Um I thought it was really helpful.
Participant: Um because it was telling me where it had come from and what part of the world, and what country.
Interviewer: Ok did you see any patterns to places that you were tagging photos to?
Participant: Yeah well, most of the plants came from the middle area, from the equator.
Interviewer: From the Equator yeah? And then you were saying to me that they started to..go from where?
Participant: Yeah from the end..
Interviewer: Do you know what that’s called? That whole area.. (looking at google maps)
Participant: United States.
Interviewer: That’s one of the countries. So if we had Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, all that big bit what’s that called?
Participant: Um er.
Interviewer: It’s called..it’s not a test..
Participant: Is it like Europe and like…
Interviewer: Yeah right…it’s called the Americas
Participant: Yeah right the Americas. I saw it from the other plants that said the ‘Americas’.