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GI-N2K

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: NEED TO KNOW

Surveys

These surveys are closed. The results are available HERE

 

GI-N2K is pleased to invite you to complete the following surveys:

  • A questionnaire about workforce demand in Geographic Information Science and Technology.
  • A questionnaire regarding the supply of teaching about Geographic Information Science and Technology.

Survey: Workforce demand in GIS&T

This survey aims at evaluating the appropriateness of the original GIS&T BoK (DiBiase 2006) in terms of describing Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) workforce demand.

Objective

The online survey for GIS&T workforce demand is designed for experts working in their profession. These experts are asked to evaluate BoK knowledge areas (KAs) according to their importance in the professional life. The intended outcome is to identify characteristic job profiles that show required skills and competences of GIS&T experts in public and private organisations and to evaluate the appropriateness of the BoK to (still) act as a reference for those skills and competences.

Approach

The online survey is split into five sections:

  • Section 1: Information about participant and workplace (structured questions)
  • Section 2: current demand in job of GIS&T competences (open question)
  • Section 3: Weighting of importance of BoK knowledge areas (structured questions)
  • Section 4: future trends regarding GIS&T competencies (open question)

Survey: GIS&T Teaching supply

This survey also aims at evaluating the appropriateness of the original GIS&T BoK (DiBiase 2006) to describe offered teaching about Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T).

Objective

The online survey for GIS&T teaching supply is designed for people involved in teaching about GI. These experts are asked to select 1-3 of the most important courses of their organisation and characterise them with regard to teaching level, course size and course content. The intended outcome is an overview for Europe about where which GI teaching is on offer. A secondary objective is to evaluate the suitability of the 2006 edition of BoK to characterise GI teaching offers.
Knowledge of BoK is not necessary to answer the questions.

Approach

The online survey is split into three sections:

  • Section 1: Information about the respondent and his/her organisation
  • Section 2: Characterisation of maximally 3 current GI courses
  • Section 3: Characterisation of maximally 3 future GI courses

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. All answers  will be processed anonymously and information will be handled according to the rules of the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and national legislations.The existing Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge is an Initiative of the UCGIS published by AAG.
Workforce and Teaching supply demand in GIS&T surveys results