Introducing the first edition of geographic information science and technology body of knowledge

David DiBiase, Michael DeMers, Ann Johnson, Karen Kemp, Ann Taylor Luck, Brandon Plewe, Elizabeth Wentz

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A "Body of Knowledge" is a comprehensive inventory of the intellectual content that defines a field. Following the lead of such allied fields as Computer Science and Information Technology, a team of seven editors and over 70 contributors completed the first edition of Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (BoK 1/ e) in 2006. Specifying 329 individual topics in terms of over 1, 600 formal educational objectives, the BoK 1/e is designed for use by curriculum planners and evaluators, certification and accreditation bodies, current and prospective students, and geospatial professionals in government, industry, and academia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalCartography and Geographic Information Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007


  • Accreditation
  • Articulation
  • Assessment
  • Certification
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • GIS
  • Objectives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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