- Compare and contrast training methods utilized in a non-profit to those employed in a local government agency
- Discuss the National Research Council report on Learning to Think Spatially (2005) as it relates to spatial thinking skills needed by the GIS&T workforce
- Find or create training resources appropriate for GIS&T workforce in a local government organization
- Identify the particular skills necessary for users to perform tasks in three different workforce domains (e.g., small city, medium county agency, a business, or others)
- Illustrate methods that are effective in providing opportunities for education and training when implementing a GIS in a small city
- Teach necessary skills for users to successfully perform tasks in an enterprise GIS
- Discuss different formats (tutorials, in house, online, instructor lead) for training and how they can be used by organizations
Knowledge Economy is the portion of the Body of Knowledge focused on the elements of GIScience central to the growth of the field, particularly in areas related to the professional realm. This knowledge area emphasizes the education and training of personnel, labor and management issues, professional standards (like certification and ethics), industry economics and impacts, and overarching professional community issues.
Topics in this Knowledge Area are listed thematically below. Existing topics are linked directly to either their original (2006) or revised entries; forthcoming, future topics are italicized.