Open Geospatial Education

Mariana Belgiu, Josef Strobl, Gudrun Wallentin

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The advances in open data, free and open source software solutions and open access to research publications have influenced the emergence of open educational resources (OER) initiatives. These initiatives permit access to openly licensed learning resources including courses, webinars, training materials and textbooks. Thereby, an increasing number of users has the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and gain new skills. The goal of this paper is to evaluate open education initiatives in the geospatial domain and its synergies with open spatial data and software movements. The paper is focusing on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) movement. The advantages and challenges of open geospatial education will be thoroughly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-710
JournalISPRS international journal of geo-information
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • open education
  • MOOC
  • geospatial
  • GIS
  • GIScience
  • GIS&T


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