1998-2000 Core Curriculum in Geographic Information
Given the continuing demand for copies of the original
1990 NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS, the NCGIA has decided
that a major revision is warranted. This revision, using
the www as the main distribution channel, is based on
a completely new outline which takes into consideration
the many changes and advances during the past decade.
1990 GIS Core Curriculum
During the 1988-89 school year, with the assistance
of 35 GIS educators in the US, Canada and the UK, the
NCGIA developed a comprehensive set of lecture notes
intended to identify and describe a core set of knowledge
about GIS that should be taught to beginning GIS professionals.
During the following year over 100 institutions around
the world used the materials in their GIS courses and
provided thorough evaluation of the contents and structure.
Based on this detailed review, the materials were extensively
revised and the final version was ready for distribution
in August 1990. The 1990 NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS
is a 1000+ page document organized into three volumes
-- Introduction to GIS, Technical Issues in GIS and
Application Issues in GIS. Each volume includes sufficient
material for a one-term length course and contains 25
units of lecture notes with accompanying handouts, overheads,
35mm slides and suggested discussion and examination
questions. While the Curriculum was designed primarily
for use as an instructional development tool, the materials
have also been used as class notes for distribution
to students and as a self-study guide.