Open source software and data hav become increasingly popular in geospatial research and industry. Despite this trend, higher education has less readily adopted open source in GIS curriculum which has been dominated by proprietary systems for decades. This panel will discuss the value of bringing open source into GIS curriculum. The discussion will focus on several aspects including: GIS curricular standards and competencies, employer demand, generational interest (millennials), pedagogical benefits, and general societal benefits as related to the themes of this AAG conference. Strategies for encouraging the adoption of open source in GIS curriculum will be identified.
|Panelist||Bill Slocumb Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State Univeristy||12|
|Panelist||Ian Muehlenhaus University of Wisconsin - Madison||12|
|Panelist||Bill Hodge GISCI||12|
|Panelist||George Bosarge University of South Alabama||12|
|Discussant||Matthew Wilson University of Kentucky||12|
|Panelist||Daniel Sui The Ohio State University||12|
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