- Explain how the concept of place encompasses more than just location
- Evaluate the differences in how various parties think or feel differently about a place being modeled
- Describe the elements of a sense of place or landscape that are difficult or impossible to adequately represent in GIS
- Differentiate between space and place
- Differentiate among elements of the meaning of a place that can or cannot be easily represented using geospatial technologies
- Select a place or landscape with personal meaning and discuss its importance
- Define the notions of cultural landscape and physical landscape
The foundational concepts are the elementary building blocks and context setting constraints of all other entries in the BoK. The latter encompass the philosophical and mathematical support for GIScience as well as data models, while the constituent elements include, among others, notions of scale, spatial data quality, and openness. This knowledge area is also the place to look for the origins and future of GIScience.
Topics in this Knowledge Area are listed thematically below. Existing topics are in regular font and linked directly to their original entries (published in 2006; these contain only Learning Objectives). Entries that have been expanded and revised are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized.