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 in regular font and linked directly to their original entries (published in 2006; these contain only Learning Objectives). Entries that have been updated and expanded are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized.
|GIS&T Workforce||GIS Operations|
|GIS&T Workforce Development||Systems Modeling for Effective GIS Management|
|Competence in GIS&T Knowledge Work||Funding|
|GIS&T Positions and Qualifications||Organizational Models for GIS Management|
|GIS&T Education and Training|
|Professional Certification||Design & Implementation of GIS&T|
|The Process of GIS&T Design|
|Coordinating Organizations||Strategic Planning for GIS Design|
|Value of Geospatial Professional Organizations||GIS&T Project Planning and Management|
|Regional GIS Coordination & Collaboration||Managing GIS&T Operations & Infrastructure|
|Multi-Organizaional GIS Coordination||Measuring GIS Return on Investment|
|Publications||Measuring GIS Costs|
|The Geospatial Community|
|The Geospatial Industry|