Domain Applications

The Domain Applications knowledge area focuses on the linkages between the foundational GIS&T competencies found in other components of the Body of Knowledge and their implementation across a wide range of application areas, highlighting their scope and depth and providing evaluation of their impacts. This Knowledge Area is new and therefore was not part of the first GIS&T Body of Knowledge, published in 2006. 

Entries that have been completed are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized

If you’d like to propose an entry on a topic missing from the list, please contact the Domain Applications knowledge area editor Jeff Hamerlinck <jeff.hamerlinck @> or the GIS&T BoK Project Manager, Diana Sinton ( 

Agriculture Forestry Urban & Regional Planning
Archaeology Humanitarian Mapping Utilities
Architecture Hydrology and Hydraulics Water Resources
Civil Engineering Insurance Wildlife & Fisheries Science and Management
Commercial Business Land Administration  
Conservation Landscape Architecture  
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Landscape Ecology  
Digital Humanities Marine Science  
Earth Science Research Marketing  
Economic Development Geospatial Intelligence & National Security  
Ecosystem Science & Management Natural Resource Management  
Education Public Health  
Emergency Response Public Policy  
Energy Development Real Estate  
Environmental Science & Management Recreation Planning & Management  
Epidemiology Retail Business  
Facilities Management Telecommunications