The geographic information science and technology and information technology bodies of knowledge: an ontological alignment

Abstract

In this paper, we present a philosophical discussion of ontological alignments between the fields of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS & T) and Information Technology (IT) based on existing bodies of knowledge (BOKs). We argue that tighter integration of concepts from GIS & T into IT curriculum can provide three specific opportunities for IT education - enhanced spatial thinking, new interdisciplinary and innovative application areas, and student employment opportunities. We also discuss specific ideas for curricular integration based on the alignments and provide a list of free and open source GIS & T software, data and learning resources for IT educators interested in incorporating GIS & T concepts and technologies into their teaching.

DOI: 10.1145/2380552.2380608

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@inproceedings{Tomaszewski2012TheGI, title={The geographic information science and technology and information technology bodies of knowledge: an ontological alignment}, author={Brian M. Tomaszewski and Edward Holden}, booktitle={SIGITE Conference}, year={2012} }