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