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AGILE: GIScience Series Open-access proceedings of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe
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Articles | Volume 3
AGILE GIScience Ser., 3, 65, 2022
AGILE GIScience Ser., 3, 65, 2022
11 Jun 2022
11 Jun 2022

Teaching geoinformatics: challenges and opportunities

Evelyn Uuemaa and Alexander Kmoch Evelyn Uuemaa and Alexander Kmoch
  • Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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.

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