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ERIC Number: EJ861958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Geomatics Education in Saudi Arabia: Status, Challenges and Prospects
Aina, Yusuf Adedoyin
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v18 n2 p111-119 May 2009
Geospatial technology has been identified as one of the three most important emerging fields along with nanotechnology and biotechnology. The application of the technology is expected to grow and become more diversified in the coming years. In Saudi Arabia, the utilization of geotechnology is growing but still limited compared to the Western world. The growth of geomatics technologies could be aided by strategic manpower development through adequate geospatial education. The paper discusses the need for geospatial education and the development of the emerging technology in the Kingdom. It highlights the status of geomatics education and elaborates on the demand for skilled geospatial personnel by the industry. It also discusses the challenges hindering the development of geomatics education. The field of geomatics will develop further if adequate and needed attention is given to geospatial education and training. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia