The project GI-N2K (Geographic information : Need to Know) aims to improve the way in which future GI professionals are prepared for the labor market so that the GI sector in general can evolve in a dynamic and innovative way.
GI-N2K aims to answer the question on how the education and vocational training in the domain of GI S&T can match with the actual job requirements in the job market.
GI-N2K builds upon the existing Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GI S&T BoK) that was developed by the American University Consortium for Geographic Information Science , published in 2006 by the Association of American Geographers . The ‘BoK’ will be updated and brought into line with the new technological developments and the European perspective ( e.g. importance of INSPIRE in Europe).
The renewed BoK will apply an ontological approach and will take the form of a dynamic e-platform (wiki-based format) including tools to use, explore the BoK, to define curricula , training opportunities and courses and to define job profiles.
The GI-N2K project is built around a network of 31 partners ( 25 countries ) from the academic and non – academic sectors and partners from the GI industry (including Shell ) , major GI associations and individual experts. Learn more…
Relevant news & events
- 2016'AGILE - Call for Papers
The 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on the 14-17 June 2016.
- GI-N2K in the LINKVIT Journal
The European LINKVIT project is focused on the harmonization and adaptation of vocational training about GI & INSPIRE, addressing the needs and demands of GI professionals in the public and private sector. In the LINKVIT Journal the rationale, objectives, training platform and modules are described and discussed in several articles. Two of these articles also […]
- GI-N2K is looking for experts
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