Beyond Mapping: Meeting National Needs Through Enhanced by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, The Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Beyond Mapping: The Challenges of New Technologies in the Geographic Information Sciences

Geographic details platforms (GIS), the worldwide Positioning approach (GPS), distant sensing, and different info applied sciences have all replaced the character of labor within the mapping sciences and within the professions, industries, and associations that rely on them for easy study and schooling. at the present time, geographic info structures became primary to the methods millions of presidency companies, inner most businesses, and not-for-profit firms do company. even though, the provision of GIS/GIScience pros has no longer stored speed with the call for generated by means of starting to be wishes for extra and more desirable geographic info structures and for extra strong geographic data.

Beyond Mapping assesses the nation of mapping sciences before everything of the twenty-first century and identifies the serious nationwide wishes for GIS/GIScience pros. It examines the forces that force and accompany the necessity for GIS/GIScience execs, together with technological swap, call for for geographic info, and alterations in corporations. It assesses schooling and examine wishes, together with crucial education and schooling, new curriculum demanding situations and responses, caliber coverage in schooling and coaching, and organizational demanding situations. the various report's options comprise extra collaboration between educational disciplines, deepest businesses, and executive organisations; the implementation of GIS/GIScience in any respect degrees of schooling; and the improvement of a coherent, accomplished examine schedule for the mapping sciences.

Show description

Read or Download Beyond Mapping: Meeting National Needs Through Enhanced Geographic Information Science PDF

Similar regional books

The Role of Regional Organizations in the Context of Climate Change

The prior 20 years have visible a impressive broadening of curiosity in worldwide warming from a examine situation at the a part of a constrained variety of scientists to a political challenge on a global scale. the character of this variation could itself be a fruitful learn for a combined group of social scientists and traditional scientists.

Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000

This publication provides a concise and complete review of the mainstream flows of rules, politics and itineraries in the direction of modernity in imperative and jap Europe and the Balkans over centuries from the start of the 19th century to the top of the Gorbachev management. not like different books at the topic which view modernity in line with the assumption of Western eu supremacy, this ebook outlines some of the assorted pathways of improvement, and of transforming into industrialisation, urbanisation and secularisation which happened around the area.

Experimental philosophy

Experimental philosophy is a brand new circulate that seeks to come back the self-discipline of philosophy to a spotlight on questions about how humans really imagine and believe. Departing from a long-standing culture, experimental philosophers exit and behavior systematic experiments to arrive a greater figuring out of people's traditional intuitions approximately philosophically major questions.

Florence : a walking guide to its architecture

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists go back and forth to Florence to respect the architectural marvels of this well-known Renaissance urban. during this compact but finished quantity, architect and architectural historian Richard J. Goy deals a handy, obtainable consultant to the city’s piazzas, palazzos, basilicas, and different architectural attractions, in addition to pertinent old information relating to Florence’s specific city setting.

Additional info for Beyond Mapping: Meeting National Needs Through Enhanced Geographic Information Science

Example text

1 In 2001, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) mobilized a team of workforce development specialists at the University of Southern Mississippi to investigate the needs of the geospatial industry. The Geospatial Workforce Development Center (GWDC) convened workshops involving representatives of 16 leading businesses, government agencies, and professional societies. Using focus group and group systems methodologies, researchers asked representatives to identify the key skills that successful employees master and the professional roles they are expected to play.

Because maps are such essential tools, students should learn about them as part of their preparation as scientists, and many do in response to the growing value of GIS skills in the job market. With widespread adoption of GIS as a tool for environmental management, planning, and spatial decision support, GIS courses are now routinely offered as service courses on many campuses, and are increasingly required in programs in Earth science disciplines. Looking toward the future, informed citizens will need to use and understand the outputs of geographic information systems and the rudiments of geographic information science.

They have also developed interactive tools that enable a researcher to visually develop process models that link data inputs to procedures and output. These tools enable a hydrologist to create a surface flow model that can run with standard GIS software and also be shared with other colleagues for further refinement and evaluation. Clearly, three-dimensional virtual globes such as Google Earth assist with the visualization of these model results. They also provide an excellent way to discover real-time data sources such as USGS stream gauges.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 44 votes