National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Third International Symposium on GIS in Higher Education, Program flier
- Author(s): Towson State University
- National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (UCSB)
- et al.
This is a copy of the original GISHE '97 program (held in Chantilly, Virginia; October 30 - November 2, 1997)
The GISHE '97 theme was "Building foundations for expanding GIS education locally and globally". The symposium focused on strategic issues in GIS higher education, including: expanding partnerships between educators, private organizations and government agencies; identifying GIS employment needs and linking these to educational opportunities; building capacity in developing countries in support of GIS education and training; enlarging networks for sharing ideas about instructional methods, materials and laboratory facilities; improving GIS education for teachers teaching and learning through the Internet; enhancing GIS professional education options; identifying the key spatial concepts which should form the basis of GIS education; and articulation of courses and programs spanning the range of GIS education options.