SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES AND GEOGRAPHY LEARNING

Javier Otero, María Luisa De Lázaro, Torres
2017 European Geographers European Journal of Geography   unpublished
Geography, as a science and in the educational sense, is benefiting from improvements in the usability of geoportals and viewers connecting Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) which link to high quality geographic information. It is very useful for Geolocation services. This is due to the fact that the amount of open data has been increasing and most of the data have a spatial reference and hence called geodata. It improves employment possibilities and facilitates becoming an e-citizen using
more » ... e-citizen using e-government information.Time and space are very important for data analysis. Therefore, it is possible to learn geography from SDI geodata, especially if it is integrated into a learning environment. Some examples will be analysed. Geodata provides us with open data and a holistic approach that lead us to come to our conclusions which in turn improve learning quality leading to the acquisition of spatial and digital competencies.
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