Teaching gis in geography

Karen K. Kemp, Michael F. Goodchild, Rustin F. Dodson

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Although numerous courses in geographic information systems (GIS) have been introduced into the geography curriculum over the past few years, there has been remarkably little debate over the issues involved. This paper first discusses the arguments for geography as an appropriate disciplinary setting for GIS teaching at the undergraduate level. This is followed by a discussion of the nature of GIS courses and their appropriate place in the undergraduate geography curriculum. The final section of the paper describes the NCGIA Core Curriculum project and examines its significance in this broader context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • GIS
  • Geographic education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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