A flexible tool that can enrich GIS understanding in corporate environments, the notebook provides a structured easy-to-understand primer using common terminology and pictures, diagrams and screen captures from Intergraph's GeoMedia Professional product to more easily explain GIS processes. An ideal resource across corporate, individual or education environments, the notebook has accompanying presentations that highlight specific subject matter and include chapter quizzes to test acquired knowledge. The notebook can be modified for workforce development in conjunction with an organization's local datasets. Also, ideal for distance learning environments, the material can be used at a teacher's direction or can be viewed at an individual's own pace via the Internet. The notebook is expected to be used in the geography curriculum on the Northern Illinois University campus.
Completion of the materials will take an average of 60 hours and equates to 1.5 education points toward GISCI certification. Undergraduate and graduate students directed by Philip Young, research associate of the Advanced Geospatial Laboratory of Northern Illinois University, wrote sections of the notebook, as well as provided information validation and field work.
Source: Intergraph, Jan. 14, 2004