2000, Balodimos, D.-D., Kavouras, M., Koutsopoulos, K., Panagiotou, G., and Sellis, T., "Redefining postgraduate geoinformation studies. Experiences from the new geoinformatics programme at NTUA - Greece" Print

 

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Balodimos, D.-D., Kavouras, M.,  Koutsopoulos, K.,  Panagiotou, G., and Sellis, T., "Redefining postgraduate geoinformation studies. Experiences from the new geoinformatics programme at NTUA - Greece", Proceedings of the International Conference on Geo-Spatial Education. Organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute, Hong Kong, 6-8 July, 2000.

 

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In a digital era, Surveying Engineering, as other disciplines, faces a paradigm shift. This abolition of complex techniques on one hand, as well as the significant involvement in the geospatial data handling on the other, has lead to a redefined field of activities known as Geo-Information or Geomatics. This has been proposed as the new paradigm for Surveying Engineering. Such changes affect undergraduate and postgraduate studies world-wide. Based on these realisations, a new Postgraduate Programme has been establised at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Although administered by the Faculty of Rural and Surveying Engineering, the Programme has an interdisciplinary character. After the first two years of operation, a number of very useful experiences can be drawn about the new role and objectives of such programmes. These realisations are not only of local importance but also exhibit of a wider interest. The issues reported in this paper include curriculum development and structure, IT role in the Programme, infrastructure, balance between research and practice, viability of the Programme, market needs and acceptance, student expectations and performance, Programme evaluation, fees, etc. This paper questions the suitability of Geomatics as the new paradigm for Surveying Engineering. We advocate that Geomatics constitutes only a state in the transition process, and by no means can serve as a long-term solution. It will provide the necessary advantage and time to develop a new intellectual core for our discipline, which however, remains to be found.

 

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