Professionals within the urban and regional planning domain have long utilized GIS&T to better understand cities through mapping urban data, representing new proposals, and conducting modeling and analysis to help address urban problems. These activities include spatial data collection and management, cartography, and a variety of applied spatial analysis techniques. Urban and regional planning has developed the sub-fields of planning support systems and Geodesign, both of which describe a combination of technologies and methods to incorporate GIS&T into collaborative planning contexts. In the coming years, shifting patterns of global urbanization, smart cities, and urban big data present emerging opportunities and challenges for urban planning professionals.
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.
More than 30 thematic topics have already been identified for this Knowledge Area, and many of these are already under development. Listed alphabetically below, this number is anticipated to grow over time as existing themes expand and new application areas are identified.
Italicized Topics indicate application areas that are forthcoming. or 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 @ uwyo.edu>.
|Agriculture||Humanitarian Mapping||Urban & Regional Planning|
|Archaeology||Hydrology and Hydraulics||Utilities|
|Civil Engineering||Land Administration||Wildlife & Fisheries Science and Management|
|Commercial Business||Landscape Architecture|
|Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement||Marine Science|
|Earth Science Research||Geospatial Intelligence & National Security|
|Economic Development||Natural Resource Management|
|Ecosystem Science & Management||Public Health|
|Emergency Response||Public Policy|
|Energy Development||Real Estate|
|Environmental Science & Management||Recreation Planning & Management|