Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 87-90, 2012
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26 Jul 2012
D. Fritsch1, K. Mooney2, and A. Oestman3 1Ifp, Institute for Photogrammetry, Univ. of Stuttgart, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24B, D-70174 Stuttgart, Germany
2DIT, Dublin Institute of Technology, Department of Spatial Information Science, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
3Division of Geomatics, University of Gaevle, SE-80176 Gaevle, Sweden
Keywords: Internet/Web, Education, Exchange, Learning, International Abstract. This paper describes EduServ, the Education Service of EuroSDR – a European spatial data research organisation whose aim is to address the research needs of spatial data provision in Europe. With a current membership coming from seventeen European countries and a strong working relationship with related European organisations, EuroSDR has amassed considerable experience in addressing the extent and nature of this need. In order to facilitate the transfer of outcomes of EuroSDR research activities to the user domain, e.g. to key personnel in geographic information (GI) production organisations and industry, EuroSDR commenced this annual series of elearning courses in 2002. The Internet courses are preceded by a seminar at which participants meet tutors and receive guidelines for following the courses from their own locations. Delivery of the two-week courses requires an acceptable level of Internet connectivity, which exists in most member countries. EuroSDR is aware, however, that should such courses be shared internationally, other forms of communication will need to be addressed, such as satellite broadcasting. This would require effective collaboration with related organisations with experience with this means of communication. EduServ courses are offered in two successive years. During the courses, participants enjoy access to course tutors with a 24-hour response to queries guaranteed. Thereafter, course material for these courses is made available online. EuroSDR continues to work with past course tutors to ensure that this valuable resource is maintained as an effective and sustainable archive. This paper is aimed at sharing EuroSDR's experience in distance education with the wider scientific community with a view to its applicability to a global audience, whereby instead of sharing expertise within the GI community in Europe, European mapping agencies can share their knowledge and experience with the international GI community.
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Citation: Fritsch, D., Mooney, K., and Oestman, A.: EDUSERV – THE EDUCATION SERVICE OF EUROSDR: SHARING EXPERIENCE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 87-90,, 2012.

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