Free and Open Source Software for Geomatics Conference FOSS4G 2010 Barcelona

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 The Board of Directors of the GIS Association of Japan (GISA) formed a working group to study GIS education curricula on October, 2002. 

And in 2009, they completed Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Core Curriculum in Japan. However it means just core information like the item. That succession working group is concentrating on the making of contents now. In addition, we have to make more useful education toolkit for GIScience. 

The education of Geographic Information Technology (GIT) is an education method of the application for spatial science. That concept includes many ideas with development, improvement, use case and evaluation as non-Black Box (Open Source) tools. We think that the directionality of the GIT toolkit looks like FOSS4G tools very well. 

Especially, the experience of the design and development is indispensable for students of science and engineering. 

The GIT toolkit is developed in our group aiming to help the experience. 

The working group is currently comprised of Koichi KUBOTA (Director), Morishige OTA, Masatoshi ARIKAWA, Hideyuki FUJITA, and Taichi FURUHASHI. Members will be added as necessary.


Taichi Furuhashi - The university of Tokyo
Koichi Kubota - The Chuo University
Morishige Ota - Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Masatoshi Arikawa - The University of Tokyo
Chikako Kurokawa - Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Hideyuki Fujita - The University of Tokyo