Cartographic and Geospatial Information Education: from Classroom to Anywhere
Conventionally, cartography has been mostly taught in classrooms with lectures and exercises, aiming to enhancing peoples’ map reading capabilities and map making skills. Nowadays, the general public has access to the wide spread of web map services, navigation apps on smart phones and open source software and datasets at no cost. Background knowledge of students entering professional training on cartography today is very different from those ten years ago. The body of knowledge for cartography and GIS has been transforming continuously by incorporating new ideas from applications and interdisciplinary research. Suites of online courses incorporate some of the new concepts and technologies and make teaching cartography and GIS more flexible and practical. Educators have been conducting reflections on these changes, which can be observed from publications in many conferences and journals.
This workshop serves as a forum to share the latest practices and insights on cartographic and GIS education in a rapidly changing landscape. The topics can include but limited to new course contents, curricular design, incorporation of online courses, education resources using open source software and datasets, teaching experience to non-specialists.
Please use the AutoCarto 2020 template and contact the organizers for submissions and detailed information.
Tao Wang, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terje Midtbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, email@example.com
Duration: 90–100 minutes (~6 presenters)
Participants: We expect 20–30 attendees to join the session.