NCGIA education activities: The core curriculum and beyond

Michael F. Goodchild, Karen K. Kemp

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Education has been part of the NCGIA’s mission from the earliest discussions of the concept of the Center at the National Science Foundation. To respond to the need for short-term solutions to the shortage of adequately trained personnel in GIS, the Center developed a set of teaching materials or core curriculum. The steps in its development are described and an analysis of initial distribution statistics is presented. Current efforts to develop a framework for laboratory materials are outlined. The paper ends with an assessment of the project and comparison with other disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-320
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Geographical Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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