GIS education and training: An Australian perspective

Barry J Garner, Qiming Zhou

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Abstract

This paper reports on recent initiatives in GIS education and training at universities in Australia. Although Australia lags behind some other countries in the extent to which GIS technology has been embraced, considerable effort has been placed now on the development of undergraduate courses as well as the introduction of graduate programs in LIS/GIS. Developments in LIS/GIS in Australia are briefly reviewed as background for understanding the way in which the higher education sector has responded to the various disciplinary needs for GIS education and training during the past five years. Emphasis is placed on the different role played by the discipline of geography in GIS education in Australia compared to other English-speaking countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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