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SIGITE/RIIT 2012 » ACM Conference on IT Education/Research » The Geographic Information Science and Technology and Information Technology Bodies of Knowledge: An Ontological Alignment

The Geographic Information Science and Technology and Information Technology Bodies of Knowledge: An Ontological Alignment

  • In this paper, we present a philosophical discussion of ontological alignments between the fields of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS & T) and Information Technology (IT) based on existing bodies of knowledge (BOKs). We argue that tighter integration of concepts from GIS & T into IT curriculum can provide three specific opportunities for IT education – enhanced spatial thinking, new interdisciplinary and innovative application areas, and student employment opportunities. We also discuss specific ideas for curricular integration based on the alignments and provide a list of free and open source GIS & T software, data and learning resources for IT educators interested in incorporating GIS & T concepts and technologies into their teaching.

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    SIGITE/RIIT 2012

    Canada , Calgary, Alberta·October 10 - 13, 2012

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    $310 ACM Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $320 Non-Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $340 ACM Members (After Aug 31)
    $370 Non-Members (After Aug 31)
    $50 Student

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    The SIGITE 2012 conference itself be held in the Hotel Arts, which is a 175-room, full-service boutique hotel in the exciting heart of Calgary.

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