UCGISUniversity Consortium on Geographic Information Science
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A comparison of the GIScience research agendas proposed by Goodchild (1992) and the UCGIS (1996).
Subject matter for applicable courses must be found within the UCGIS Body of Knowledge.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG), The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), and the University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) joined GISCI as Member Organizations from 2004-2005.
In 2006, after UCGIS joined a Member Organization, the Board voted to restructure itself once more.
In 1994, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) was formed to provide a "unified voice for the geographic information science research community" (UCGIS 2002).
Although the UCGIS refers to the BoK as an "inventory of the domain" of GIS&T (UCGIS 2006) rather than core competencies, the BoK nevertheless represents an attempt to define parameters for the field of GIS&T, albeit from an academic rather than an industry-driven perspective.
The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) maintains a list of distance programs at http://www.spatial.maine.edu/~onsrud/ PubCommonsOfGISci/DistEdGradCourses.htm.
University Consortium for Geospatial Information Science (UCGIS), Geospatial Information Science & Technology, Body of Knowledge, First Edition, Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC 2006
These are referenced to the GIS&T Body of Knowledge (UCGIS 2006, DiBiase et al.
As chairperson of the UCGIS Education Committee from 2004 to 2006, he led the editorial team that completed the GIS&T Body of Knowledge.