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1 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG Geospatial Awareness, Skills and Knowledge - Managing our Future Josef Strobl Centre for Geoinformatics Salzburg University Austria

2 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS "Learning is the new form of labor....Learning is at the heart of productive activity. Shoshana Zuboff, 'In The Age Of The Smart Machine'

3 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Themes Thinking Spatially No SDI without Education Awareness vs Skills vs Education eLearning / Online Learning Distance Education From Teaching … to Learning

4 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS E ducation – the Critical Element NOT: GIS software NOT: Data availability NOT: GIS functionality BUT : Awareness Skills Education

5 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Thinking Spatially?? X X X Y Y Y Z Z Z Z

6 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Education Pyramid GIS Doers GI Users GISc Experts

7 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Geospatial Awareness Spatial Orientation Landmarks Sense of Place Close and Far Spatial Relationships N/S/E/W GPS/GNSS Map Reading O rientation Effective Distance oo Left / Right Perspective View

8 © 2007 ESRI Geoinformatik GmbH CGIS-NUR Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Centre of the National University of Rwanda MapAfrica 2007

9 © 2007 CGIS-NUR9 CGIS-NUR and CGIS-NUR DemoCentre

10 MapAfrica 2007 © 2007 CGIS-NUR10 CGIS-NUR Mission The CGIS-NUR promotes a spatially literate society by serving as a recognized multi- disciplinary training and research centre of excellence in GIS and RS technologies and applications through which it addresses issues of local, national and regional importance such as societal and economic transformation and sustainable development.

11 © 2007 ESRI Geoinformatik GmbH Introducing GIS to Secondary Education in Rwanda Martina Forster GIS and Remote Sensing Centre National University of Rwanda

12 MapAfrica 2007 © 2007 CGIS-NUR12 Snowball dispersion model Start with 10 schools teachers per school Teacher training in summer 2007 Start teaching with GIS in Jan 2008 Participating schools will each recruit 3 new schools Pilot teachers will teach teachers at new schools Most schools will be involved within 5 years

13 MapAfrica 2007 © 2007 CGIS-NUR13 Selection of Pilot Schools Public, private, religious schools Technical/vocational vs. scientific schools Criteria Electricity Availability of computers Teachers using IT French and English instruction Enthusiasm

14 MapAfrica 2007 © 2007 CGIS-NUR14 Teacher Training in days in June GIS concepts Mapping and Query Edit spatial data Digitizing 2 days in August GPS data collection School lessons Refresher in November?

15 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS GIS Daywww.gisday.com

16 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Skills - Training S oftware T raining Data Acquisition Digitizing GPS Mapping C artography Q uality C ontrol Data Delivery Systems O peration Surveying F ormatting Documentation

17 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS

18 MapAfrica 2007 © 2007 CGIS-NUR18 Short Courses offered Introduction to GIS Introduction to Remote Sensing SDI (SDI-Suite / Portal Toolkit) Geodatabase / ArcSDE Mobile GIS / GPS / DGPS GIS Publishing Threat to Biodiversity Soil Erosion mapping Urban and regional planning management Land use/cover change analysis

19 The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) Map Africa 2007, South Africa October 2007

20 The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) Map Africa 2007, South Africa October 2007 Satellite communications help warn people who are at risk, especially in remote areas They help connect a disaster zone to the outside world Images from earth observing satellites help assess the damage caused by disasters like earthquakes, volcano eruptions, oil spills and floods. Global navigation satellite systems enable us to obtain positional information on events that have to be mapped Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management …

21 The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) Map Africa 2007, South Africa October 2007 UN SPIDER - Outreach Activities in 2007 Support participants from developing countries to attend relevant workshops and conferences. Organise international and regional workshops/expert meetings: - Bonn, Germany - October Bangkok, Thailand – November Shenzhen, China – December Khartoum, Sudan – December Salzburg, Austria – February 2008 Check out the UNOOSA website for upcoming activities and get involved

22 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS GIScience Education Application Design T hink ing S patially Spatial Concepts SOA Application Design SDI Conceptual Modeling M etadata Location Based Services Database Design _ S patial S tatistics Catalog Services I ndexing Hypotheses Testing Process Modeling S patial A nalysis Interpolation S egmentation

23 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Second Life

24 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Body of Knowledge

25 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS UNIGIS Distance Learning MSc or PG Certificate in Geographical Information Science and Systems Global Network of Universities collaborating in postgraduate / professional GIS Distance Learning Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide

26 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS UNIGIS Modular Learning 7/9 Modules plus Electives Final Project / Thesis 1 yr – PG Certificate 2 yr – MSc Cegree Collab. Project E1 SS MSc Thesis E3 E2

27 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS

28 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS I W A eLearning Anytime Anywhere Access From Wired to Wireless University Intensive Instructor Interaction

29 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Learning Just for Myself Just in Time Just in Case

30 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS GIS ociety Spatially Enabled Aware Literate Technology Business Education GISociety

31 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS The GI Success Diamond Application Demand GI EduGI Science GI Technologies

32 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS The only sustainable competitive advantage, is the ability to learn and apply the right stuff faster Wayne Hodgkins

33 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS ESRI AP Discuss education with you today Everybody is an educator, and all of you are doing phantastic jobs in this area Education is critical for the success of our industry, today, and even more so tomorrow Two groups: people who need to know about GIS, and spatially aware customers BoK, and Spatial Thinking book Spatial literacy !!! GIS Day Move to server-centric GIS changes rules …

34 ZENTRUM FÜR GEOINFORMATIK SALZBURG CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS SALZBURG UNI GIS Education … is critical for the success of our industry, today, and even more so tomorrow Two major groups: people who need to know about GIS, and spatially aware customers


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