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A syllabus for teaching Geographical Information Systems

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The problems in teaching a course on geographical information systems in higher education are reviewed and a possible syllabus that will be most relevant to needs in the United Kingdom is suggested. The syllabus is divided into six major sections relating to the context, cartographic and spatial analytical concepts, their realization in a computing environment, operations, applications and institutional issues. A particular feature is an attempt to maintain a rigid distribution between underlying theory which is relatively stable and its more volatile operationalization on computers. The paper results from a symposium held in Leicester (U.K.) late in 1988 that brought together nine specialists in the held.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-465
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Geographical Information Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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