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-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 […]
- GI-N2K plugfest in Debrecen, Hungary
The Eastern-European GI-N2K plugfest was held in Debrecen (26 May 2016) in the frame of the Seventh Geoinformatics Conference and Exhibition. At the opening ceremony Prof. Bela Markus introduced briefly the history and perspectives of Core Curriculum / Body of Knowledge development projects as stepping stones of GI-N2K project. After the present status and results […]