Vol. 8 No. 3 (2017)
Research Article

Spatial data infrastructures and Geography learning

Published 2017-01-01


  • Spatial Data Infratructures,
  • Learning,
  • Interactive Web Maps,
  • WebGIS

How to Cite

Otero, Javier Álvarez, and María Luisa de Lázaro y Torres. 2017. “Spatial Data Infrastructures and Geography Learning”. European Journal of Geography 8 (3). https://eurogeojournal.eu/index.php/egj/article/view/301.


Geography, as a science and in the educational sense, is benefiting from improvements in the
usability of geoportals and viewers connecting Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) which link
to high quality geographic information. It is very useful for Geolocation services. This is due
to the fact that the amount of open data has been increasing and most of the data have a
spatial reference and hence called geodata. It improves employment possibilities and
facilitates becoming an e-citizen using e-government information.Time and space are very
important for data analysis. Therefore, it is possible to learn geography from SDI geodata,
especially if it is integrated into a learning environment. Some examples will be analysed.
Geodata provides us with open data and a holistic approach that lead us to come to our
conclusions which in turn improve learning quality leading to the acquisition of spatial and
digital competencies.


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