GIScience Teaching and Learning Perspectives

  • Shivanand Balram
  • James Boxall

Part of the Advances in Geographic Information Science book series (AGIS)

About this book


This volume uniquely links educational theories and the practice of GIScience in higher education contexts to guide classroom practice, present effective practical implementations from peers, and provide resources and strategies for effective teaching methods. The book offers a comprehensive exploration of GIScience education, including current trends and future educational needs in GIScience, and will act as a resource to prepare learners for a world that demands more intensive investment in present-day education and technological literacy. Additionally, the indirect benefit of merging the fragmented literature on GIScience literacy will provide a basis to examine common techniques and enable a new wave of research more rooted in learning theories. In ten chapters, the book is designed to attract an audience from geographic information systems science, geomatics, spatial information science, cartography, information technology, and educational technology as focus disciplines.


GIScience Geospatial literacy GIS education Remote sensing WebGIS Participatory mapping Spatial modeling Neogeography

Editors and affiliations

  • Shivanand Balram
    • 1
  • James Boxall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.GIS Centre, Killam LibraryDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-06057-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-06058-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-2434
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2442
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