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 SEE Workshop Sofia, 1st of September2016
Geographic Information Knowledge Workshop The South-East European Workshop took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 1st of September 2016. The workshop was organised in close collaboration between two partners of the project, AGISEE, the Association for Geospatial Information in South-East Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Geo-SEE Institute, the South-East European Research Institute on Geo Sciences, Skopje, […]
- GI-Forum presentation on the benefits of the VirLaBoK
Frans Rip of the Wageningen University presented some thoughts on the possible benefits of using VirLaBoK for GI teaching design and GI course finding at the GI-Forum Symposium in Salzburg (5-8 July 2016).
- GI-N2K Plufgest in Girona, Spain - Report
The Spanish GI-N2K plugfest was held at the Universisty of Girona (Faculty of Arts) on the 23 May of 2016 as part of the 10th Spanish FOSS4G (Jornadas de SIG Libre) and the 2nd International Qgis conference. The Workshop was structured in two parts: a first one in which the GI-N2K project was introduced form […]