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GI-N2K workshop in Castellón, Spain

  • Sep 24 / 2014

GI-N2K workshop in Castellón, Spain

In June this year a two-day GI-N2K workshop was organized after the AGILE 2014 Conference in Castellón (Spain). The workshop was an occasion to invite two colleagues from the US that are playing a key role in the update of the GIS&T Body of Knowledge and the development of related tools. John Wilson (University of Southern California) presented the GIS&T Body of Knowledge 2.0 initiative of UCGIS to update the 2006 Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) Body of Knowledge. André Skupin (San Diego State University) gave a presentation on the development of an Operational Knowledge Ecosystem for the GIS&T Domain, showing several tools that can be used for updating, managing and using the Body of Knowledge. The first day of the workshop was ended with a presentation by Wolfgang Reinhardt (Universität der Bundeswehr München) on the development of a European environment for contributing to the development of the BoK 2.0 from the European perspective.

The second day started with presentations by Gudrun Wallentin (University of Salzburg) and Frans Rip (Wageningen UR) on the results of the GI-N2K surveys. Gudrun presented the results of the survey on the market demand for geospatial education and training, Frans discussed the results of the survey on the supply of geospatial education and training and also provided a comparison between the results of both surveys. After these presentations, two breakout groups were formed to discuss the next steps for the project. The first group focused on the content of the BoK and the technical environment, the second group focused on the definition of the use cases and the results of the WP1 study.

Workforce and Teaching supply demand in GIS&T surveys results