06 February 2013

GIS students take note

Geospatial education has grown substantially in recent decades, but where is it going? Where should it be going?

GeoPlace/GeoWorld got comments from some GIS experts on the state of geospatial technology education. Jack Dangermond of Esri raises concerns about STEM needing a clearer link to spatial (STEMS?). Steve Woolven of Applanix says:
The basic skills of map reading and navigation also are taught, but because students rarely use these basic skills in life, the question is "Do they really learn it, or is it something quickly forgotten?"
There is still a lot that we don't know.

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