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Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World : Geospatial Practices and Lessons
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This book is an initiative presented by the Commission on Geographical Education (CGE) of the International Geographical Union (IGU). It focuses particularly on what has been learned from geospatial projects and research from the past decades of implementing GST in formal and informal education. The objective of this publication is to inform an international audience of teachers, professionals, scholars, and policymakers, about the state of the art and prospects on Geospatial Practices (GP), as organized activities that uses GST and lessons learned in relation to geographical education. Geospatial Technologies (GST) is an advanced body of knowledge developed by practitioners of Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and Digital Cartography (DC). GST have long been applied in many different sectors; however, its use first in higher education began in the early 1980s and then diffused to secondary schools during the 1990s. Starting with GIS and RS it evolved into a much broader context, as GST expanded to include GPS and DC with new communication technologies and Internet applications. GST have been used around the world as tools and special techniques to develop research, teaching and learning more effective.
Genre: Science, Education, Technology
Sub-Genre: Remote Sensing, Professional Development, Earth Sciences / Geography
Series Title: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: September 11, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3659
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