Session

Computer Science and Information Systems

Description

In the teaching of modeling concepts and spatial analysis, a major role play technologies and software. Anyhow main aim at the education is the teaching of concept independently on what kind of technologies and software will be used. The latter might be grouped in two categories: the commercial software and Open Source software. In this article emphasises the role of GIS technologies at the process of teaching and it is fulfilled an analysis advantages adn disadvantages between both software: commercial software ArcGis, and so called “Open Source” QuantumGis. Taking in to consideration the financial possibility of the educational institutions and also the complexity of its functionalities, it suggests that Qgis might be an acceptable alternative at the process of teaching and the practice at GIS lab.

Keywords:

education, software, open source, ArcGis, Qgis

Session Chair

Muzafer Shala

Session Co-Chair

Stephanie Winkler

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-31-8

First Page

98

Last Page

102

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

7-11-2014 2:15 PM

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Nov 7th, 2:00 PM Nov 7th, 2:15 PM

On the role of GIS technology in Geospatial Education (QGIS vs ARGIS)

Durres, Albania

In the teaching of modeling concepts and spatial analysis, a major role play technologies and software. Anyhow main aim at the education is the teaching of concept independently on what kind of technologies and software will be used. The latter might be grouped in two categories: the commercial software and Open Source software. In this article emphasises the role of GIS technologies at the process of teaching and it is fulfilled an analysis advantages adn disadvantages between both software: commercial software ArcGis, and so called “Open Source” QuantumGis. Taking in to consideration the financial possibility of the educational institutions and also the complexity of its functionalities, it suggests that Qgis might be an acceptable alternative at the process of teaching and the practice at GIS lab.