- Geographic Information Systems Association
- GIS-理論と応用 (ISSN:13405381)
- vol.14, no.2, pp.179-185, 2006-12-31 (Released:2009-05-29)
There is growing interest in developing Geographic Information Science (GlScience) curricula both in Japan and abroad. In this paper we examined GIScience education systems at 14 universities in North America for the 2005-2006 academic year. The GlScience education systems were more developed in North America than in Japan. Most of the 14 universities offer GlScience-related curricula, and several provide GlScience-related degrees or certificates. Seven universities offer GIS certificate programs, and five of those feature interdepartmental curricula, with classes from the geography and information science departments. The observations from this investigation are helpful in developing GIScience curricula in Japan.