Development of an educational concept for geospatial industry within the core digital economy technologies

https://doi.org/10.35595/2414-9179-2021-1-27-29-43

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About the Authors

Yaroslava G. Poshivaylo

Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies, department of Cartography and Geoinformatics,
Plakhotnogo str., 10, 630108, Novosibirsk, Russia;
E-mail: yaroslava@ssga.ru

Alexey A. Kolesnikov

Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies, department of Cartography and Geoinformatics,
Plakhotnogo str., 10, 630108, Novosibirsk, Russia;
E-mail: alexeykw@mail.ru

Abstract

The article describes the difficulties of training personnel for a dynamically developing geospatial industry (geoindustry). The authors analyzed the current state of the geoindustry based on scientific publications, industry reports, opinions of workers and industry leaders, highlighted its key technological elements, such as geographic information systems, remote sensing of the Earth, including laser scanning technologies and survey from UAVs, GNSS- and BIM technologies, sensor systems. It is noted that technological changes entail the transformation of the classical sections of cartography, which include thematic mapping. Consequently, it is necessary to improve the scientific and methodological foundations for a number of sections of cartography and to update the strategy of educational activities in the field of cartography and geoinformatics. New elements in the work of a specialist in the field of cartography and geoinformatics, associated with the use of geosciences, functions of geostatistics, artificial intelligence technologies, which appeared as a result of a significant increase in the volume and variety of available spatial and nonspatial data are highlighted.

Based on the analysis of the ongoing technological changes, tasks that must be solved by specialists in the geospatial industry are formulated, a conclusion about the need for educational programs to correspond to the technological level of the geoindustry is drawn.

The concept of education for the geospatial industry is proposed, which includes the development of professional standards, as well as bachelor and master programs. The experience of participation in the development of the professional standard “Specialist in cartography and geoinformatics” is presented. The elements of the developed educational programs for bachelor degree 05.03.03 “Cartography and geoinformatics” and master’s degree 05.04.03 “Cartography and geoinformatics” are presented, a list of professional competencies and logical structure of blocks of disciplines are presented.

Keywords

geospatial industry, educational and professional standards, cartography, geoinformatics.

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For citation: Poshivaylo Y.G., Kolesnikov A.A. Development of an educational concept for geospatial industry within the core digital economy technologies InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2021. V. 27. Part 1. P. 29–43. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2021-1-27-29-43 (In Russian)