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
- GI-N2K dissemination in Spain
In the past months the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón has disseminated the GI-N2K project and its outcomes through several media channels in Spain.
- Strategy for the revision of the BoK
During several sessions in the Lisbon workshop the GI-N2K consortium partners discussed and agreed a common method for revising the GIS&T BoK.
- GI-N2K Study fact sheet
The GI-N2K Study fact sheet provides a two-page summary of the objectives, methodology and main results and findings of the GI-N2K Study.