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GIS&T Body of Knoweldge

Published by the AAG in 2006, the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge is an important reference work and classroom resource for teachers, students, and GIS&T professionals.

It was produced as part of the Geographic Information Science and Technology Model Curricula initiative coordinated by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

It represents a comprehensive inventory of the GIS&T knowledge domain describing the conceptual foundations, analytical methods, visualization techniques and real-world applications. It is divided into 10 knowledge areas, 73 units and 330 topics, each of which is described in terms of formal educational objectives from which instructional activities and assessment instruments can readily be derived. 

This special publication is free to download:

PDF booklet (7.7MB)