Articles | Volume 3
11 Jun 2022
 | 11 Jun 2022

Teaching geoinformatics: challenges and opportunities

Evelyn Uuemaa and Alexander Kmoch

Keywords: GIS, spatial thinking, training, education

Abstract. In this paper, we discuss new challenges and opportunities in teaching geoinformatics on a conceptual level. We pose that spatial is not special anymore from a technological point of view, but at the same time teaching spatial thinking is more challenging than ever. We summarize our key positions and conclude with a call to action to rethink how we can ensure that our teaching of core geoinformation sciences and technologies remains a strong and supportive education pillar in our modern data-driven world.