Geospatial Technology in Geography Education

Osvaldo Muniz Solari, A. Demirci, J.A. van der Schee

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


    The book is presented as an important starting point for new research in Geography Education (GE) related to the use and application of geospatial technologies (GSTs). For this purpose, the selection of topics was based on central ideas to GE in its relationship with GSTs. The process of geospatial practices (GPs) as the way to learn about GST and with GST marks the central ideas. The sequential presentation of chapters starts with a theoretical approach, followed by the use of GST at different levels in formal education. Teacher education represents an important third topic that analyzes professional development when learning about GST and using GST. The fourth topic focuses on the effectiveness of GST as a tool for teaching and learning in order to assess geospatial thinking in different educational settings. The exploration of trends and recommendations for future development are the final topic of this book. In one sentence, the book touches upon the most important issues on the use of GST in education and includes the most up to date information and discussions related to GST. Although GE is not in the front line of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution it cannot stay behind as modern education uses technology to prepare better citizens. The importance of this book relies on this basic and fundamental fact.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World
    Subtitle of host publicationGeospatial Practices and Lessons Learned
    EditorsOsvaldo Muñiz Solari, Ali Demirci , Joop van der Schee
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-4-431-55519-3
    ISBN (Print)978-4-431-55518-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
    ISSN (Print)2198-3542
    ISSN (Electronic)2198-3550


    • Geography education
    • Geospatial technologies
    • Geospatial practices


    Dive into the research topics of 'Geospatial Technology in Geography Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this