Geographic Information Science Education
Understanding and Managing the Planet Earth

co-funded by ASEA Uninet, Austria, 2008)


An in-depth understanding of the accumulated knowledge and its effective applications for promoting judicious utilisation of the resources of the Planet Earth require efficient technology and sophisticate methodology. GIScience has developed methods for capturing, processing and analysing various types of spatial information and has the tools for developing various scenarios for re-presenting the changing face of the Planet Earth for analysing the changes and planning informed management planning.

GIScience education is not sufficiently developed in all parts of the world. It requires ’sharing of know-how’ from the institutions those have developed GIScience competence over the years to other institutions for faster growth of GIScience internationally.

  • Orgnise a short and intensive Train-the-Trainer ’GIScience Education Workshop’ at the host institution in Southeast Asia i.e. Department of Geography, University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Deliver lectures covering conceptual understanding of the environmental specificities of various geographical regions of the planet earth, impact of climate changes on various regions, natural resource management, Geo-hazard and environmental risk management, Spatial Data Infrastructure, etc.
  • Give ’hands-on-training’ of GIS Softwares to explore the applications of GIScience in various areas (to be discussed with the selected candidates).

 Organiser Institutions
 - Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Salzburg
 - ASEA Uninet, Innsbruck

 - Department of Geography, University of Indonesia, Depok, Jakarta

 Participant Institutions

 - Bogor Agricultural University (IBG), Bogor
 - Diponegoro University, Semarang
 - Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung
 - University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
 - University of Indonesia, Depok
 - University of Islam As-Syafiiyah, Jakarta
 - University Sumatera Utara, Medan
 - University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor

  • An intensive 'Train-the-Trainer Workshop' was organised at the  Department of Geography, University of Indonesia, Depok, Jakarta from 21 to 25 August, 2008.
  • 22 teachers, postgraduate students and professionals participated in the workshop (Indonesia: 19; Malaysia: 3)
  • All the participants completed individual practical projects and presented in the concluding session.
 Contact: Dr. Shahnawaz, Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria.