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1 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation.

2 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 2 M. Salvemini, G. Mattiozzi, L. Berardi, P. Di Donato AICALABSITA

3 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 3 AGENDA The partners of the project What is the paper about and background The GIS certification project details The EU dimension The path ahead

4 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 4 GIS certification : who is involved AICA Not-for-profit organization, founded in 1961 Founder of IT certifications in Italy Italian chapter of ECDL Foundation LABSITA Others involved: Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano University of Bologna, University of Siena ESRI Italia and Intergraph Italia, ESRI and Intergraph corporation CEMAGREF, France UPSAM Spain University of West Hungary University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany Van Hall Instituut, Netherlands University of Utrecht Coastal and Marine Resources Centre, ERI, University College Cork, Ireland

5 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 5 GIS certification : specialized ICT European certification programs The European certification programs in the ICT sector. The STANDARD: Analysis based on the labor market demands Jointly developed by teams of experts Different levels of certification (basic user, professional, specialized) Standard system : - Syllabus (requested competences) - Question and Test Base –QTB- (tests)

6 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 6 ECDL and ICDL around the world Currently available in 138 countries, in Europe, China, Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, Chile, etc. Translated into 32 languages 4.5 mil. registered students 2.0 mil. certificated (October 2004) 300,000 tests each month

7 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 7 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation System of certifications of competences about the professional knowledge related to the basics of the computer science and its components used in the GI&GIS field. Levels : Base (endorsed) Advanced Professional

8 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 8 GIS certification : candidates and users They who wish to demonstrate to have a robust knowledge of basic principles governing the GI techniques and their basic use through a specific software. They who wish to have evidence that the GIS users have certificated basic competences.

9 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 9 GIS certification Base syllabus STANDARD : it follows the structure of the European certification programs syllabus in the ICT sector

10 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 10 GIS certification Base syllabus It is organized in 3 Modules Module 1: Cartography. Categories : 6 Knowledge areas : 18 (e.g. reference systems, coordinates, geometry, Italian cartography, EU cartography, digital cartography, metadata, etc.) Knowledge items : 36 Tests : about 120

11 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 11 GIS certification Base syllabus Module 2: GIS Categories : 5 Knowledge areas : 12 (e.g. basic concepts, scale, modeling the reality, topology, spatial analysis, classification, etc.) Knowledge items : 40 Tests : about 120

12 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 12 GIS certification Base syllabus Module 3: Use of a GIS software. Requires the candidate to demonstrate the ability to use a GIS software. Developed in conjunction with ESRI and Intergraph. The candidate shall be able to accomplish everyday tasks associated with basic use of GIS commands. The module is using the homogeneity of knowledge areas and items necessary to drive a GIS software respecting the peculiarity of the commands. It may run in open source sw ( e.g. QGIS, etc.)

13 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 13 Certification features Quality check, transparency, standard (syllabus), certificated test center, continuous checking (e.g. audit, etc.) Anonymous tests evaluation Vendor neutrality (tests are independent, commands depend on sw.) Multilanguage

14 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 14 References The ECDL Foundation has analyzed the project and has given the endorsement In EU the subject has been explored also within AGILE, EUGISES and EC GI&GIS conferences (Kemp, Toppen, and others); EU projects have addressed and explored the issue, some are still running (HUMBOLDT, VESTA-GIS). Some educational and training activities are related (Unigis, National initiatives, etc.)

15 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 15 EU perspective ECDL-GIS as a facilitator for INSPIRE data and principles diffusion and better using ECDL-GIS as a common reference layer for EU GI ECDL-GIS for facilitating professional mobility and vocational training ECDL-GIS as basis for building scientific knowledge (e.g. courses, etc.) and specialized skills (e.g. sw training) VESTA-GIS endorsment as a specific facilitator for INSPIRE data handling and sharing. Basic knowledge is only the start for vocational training, higher education and professional specialization

16 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 16 GIS certification and VESTA-GIS CERTIFICATION OF KNOWLEDGE IS ONLY IN THE HANDS OF ECDL PROGRAMME (ECDL FOUNDATION) ECDL-GIS base, advanced and professional certifies people ENDORSMENT OF CURRICULA MAY BE IN THE HANDS OF VESTA-GIS VESTA-GIS endorses courses and curricula

17 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 17 GIS certification and VESTA-GIS System of certifications of competences about the professional knowledge related to the basics of the computer science and its components used in the GI&GIS field. Levels : Base – used for GI professional checking (GIS certification endorsed) Professional – for applicant domains VESTA-GIS endorsment of Curricula and specific Modules

18 GIS certification – Endorsed by the ECDL Foundation. ECO-IMAGINE -- Genoa, 21st - 23rd November 2007 Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico Territorial and Environmental Information Systems Laboratory 18 LabSITAwww.labsita.orgwww.labsita.org ResponsibleMauro Salvemini Reference Laura Berardi


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