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Integrating Teaching of Geographic Information Science and Physical Geography Through Digital Terrain Analysis

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Brown, Daniel G., and J.M. Olson. 2001. "Integrating Teaching of Geographic Information Science and Physical Geography Through Digital Terrain Analysis." Journal of Geography, 100(1): 4-13.

We present an outline of a course in digital terrain analysis that provides students with integrated instruction in geographic information science (GISci) and topics in physical geography and earth science. Integrated teaching of GISci and other sub-fields of geography has value because it presents GISci technologies in the context of their application. Nevertheless, the design of college and university geography courses is often fragmented rather than integrated. Our course provides one potential model for such integration. Assessment of student reaction, using focus groups of both enrolled and non-enrolled students, revealed a generally positive attitude toward the course and pointed out the barriers that prevent some students from taking it.

DOI:10.1080/00221340108978412 (Full Text)

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