OI5-5 - Openness

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Openness. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Assess the status of openness in the GIS&T field
  • In the role of a consultant or chief information officer, respond to a client’s or colleague’s question about the future prospects of open standards and systems in GIS&T
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of adopting open systems in the context of a local government
  • Differentiate “open standards,” “open source,” and “open systems”