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 GIS&T BoK Project Manager, Diana Sinton ( 

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