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5605.2 - Incorporating Geographic Information Science in the BSc Environmental Science Program in Botswana

Wednesday, July 5
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Virginia C

Critical human capacity in Geographic Information Science (GISc) is developed at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology, a specialized, research university. Strategies employed include GISc courses of-fered each semester to students from various programs, the conduct of field-based projects, enrolment in online courses, geospatial initiatives with external partners, and final year research projects utilizing geospatial technologies. A review is made of available GISc courses embedded in the Bachelor of Science Environmental Science program. GISc courses are incorporated in three Bachelor degree programs as distinct courses. Geospatial technologies are employed in several other courses. Student researches apply GIS and Remote Sensing methods to environmental and geological themes. The overarching goals are to equip students in various disciplines to utilize geospatial technologies, and enhance their spatial thinking and reasoning skills.

Felicia Olufunmilayo Akinyemi

Associate Professor
Botswana Inter. University of Science & Technology

Felicia O. Akinyemi has keen interest in the application of Geographic Information and Technologies (GI&Ts) to environmental and development-related issues. Such applied geospatial research projects include land degradation mapping in semi-arid contexts (http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/?appid=47b31ecd5930432fb4efa182b30608a0), land use-land cover change assessment of several African towns, climate change impact on food security in West Africa, the conceptualization and development of the Rwanda Metadata Portal, a web catalogue service (http://gis.ur.ac.rw/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home). She has facilitated the development of GI&T curriculum in several African universities. She is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

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David Forrest

Senior University Teacher
University of Glasgow

David Forrest PhD, FBCart.S is Senior University Teacher in Geomatics at the University of Glasgow, where he has taught cartography for 25 years. He is a Vice-President of the ICA. A member of BCS Council, he was BCS President 2000-02 and is currently chair of the UK Cartography Committee. Research interests include topographic, tourist and transport map design, application of knowledge based systems to mapping with GIS, the design of maps for public information, and the perception and use of maps.

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