Two Perspectives of GIS/LIS Education in the United States
Authors: Jeffress, Gary; Meyer, Thomas
Source: Surveying and Land Information Science, Volume 66, Number 2, June 2006 , pp. 123-126(4)
Abstract:Education in Geographic information science (GIS/LIS) happens in the United States both within surveying-related academic programs and in other academic programs that use spatially oriented data and information. This article presents an overview of two such programs. The first is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Geographic Information Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The second is a concentration with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Geographic information science is the primary focus of the Texas A&M program, whereas GIS/LIS is an emphasis of the UConn program. Both approaches are presented for comparison.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2006-06-01
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