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Title: GIS Career and Education Awareness Website (Why is GIS a great Career?)
Url: http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/whyIsGISValuable.htm
Creator: Tsou, Ming-Hsiang
Publisher: San Diego State University
Description: This resource, created by faculty at San Diego State University, discusses geographic information science as a career. The resource contains general information geographic information (GIS) systems, careers in GIS, educational resources, educational programs, online maps and project documents. The site alludes to many of the reasons why GIS is becoming a more prominent career path. The authors state: "There are estimates that indicate that 80% of ALL data have a spatial or location-based component. With GIS as a tool, companies, organizations, and individuals can improve their data integration & organization, make better strategic decisions, and make maps based on specific requirements and questions asked." All of their resources center on the concept of GIS as an interdisciplinary tool applicable in many situations and settings. Overall, this is a nice resource for student or educators interested in GIS and the role it is playing in today's society.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Tables. Distances, geographical positions, etc. -- Global Positioning System
GEM Subject: Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Geography -- Global positioning systems (GPS)
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-22 10:29:11 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-09-22 10:29:11 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: GeoTech Center
Full Record Views: 84
Resource URL Clicks: 15
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