To promote Geographic Information Science and Technology in Japan, the research project on Geographic Information Sciences Education and Spatial Thinking (GIScEST project) is intended to research and develop teaching methods and study materials on geographical/ spatial thinking based on GISc Core Curriculum developed for systematic learning of GISc. This project is funded by The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Purpose of the research

 GIScEST project enhances GISc Core Curriculum and conducts following researches in partnership with GIS Association of Japan, The Association of Japanese Geographers, other related associations and The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS);
  1. Development of the GISc BoK (Body of knowledge) in accordance with the GISc Core Curriculum
  2. Research and development of educational contents such as text books
  3. Research and development of e-learning systems to learn educational contents on GISc
  4. Systematization of spatial thinking skills such as understanding and utilizing geospatial information
  5. Development of educational materials to develop spatial thinking skills not only in higher education but also in school education or lifelong learning

 

Members

[Project leader]
Asami, Yasushi The University of Tokyo Professor
[Members]
Arikawa, Masatoshi The University of Tokyo Professor
Ishikawa, Toru The University of Tokyo Associate professor
Itoh, Satoru Kanazawa University Professor
Imai, Osamu The University of Tokyo Professor
Ota, Morishige Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Fellow
Okabe, Atsuyuki Aoyama Gakuin University Professor
Okamoto, Kohei* Nagoya University Professor
Oguchi, Takashi The University of Tokyo Professor
Okunuki Kei'ichi Nagoya University Associate professor
Kawabata, Mizuki The University of Tokyo Associate professor
Kubota, Koichi Chuo University Professor
Kurokawa Chikako* Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Researcher
Kohsaka, Hiroyuki Nihon University Professor
Sadahiro, Yukio The University of Tokyo Professor
Sato, Hideto Teikyo University Lecturer
Suzuki, Atsushi Rissho University Professor
Takahashi, Akiko The University of Tokyo Assistant professor
Takahashi, Nobuto Miyagi University Assistant professor
Fujita, Hideyuki* The University of Tokyo Assistant professor
Furuhashi, Daichi The University of Tokyo Researcher
Minami, Yoshitaka The University of Tokyo Researcher
Murakoshi, Shin* Shizuoka University Professor
Murayama, Yuji University of Tsukuba Professor
Morita, Takashi Hosei University Professor
Yano, Keiji Titsumeikan University Professor
Yuda, Minori The University of Tokyo Assistant professor
Yonezawa, Chinatsu Tohoku University Associate Professor
Lee, Sohee The University of Tokyo Researcher
Wakabayashi, Yoshiki Tokyo Metropolitan University Professor
Paul Longley* Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London Professor

(*: Research associate)