Title

Introduction of GIS into Civil Engineering Curricula

Abstract

This research project developed a web-based learning system to teach students the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within the foundational courses of a typical civil engineering program. As opposed to generating a series of GIS courses, the GIS know-how is introduced within existing courses as a module that will reinforce basic concepts taught throughout the curriculum in a comprehensive manner. Evaluation research of a proof-of-concept prototype for geotechnical course supported the efficacy of such an approach. With this prototype as a guide, modules are developed in the following five areas: environmental, geotechnical, hydrology, surveying/measurements, and transportation.

Meeting Name

2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Second Department

Business and Information Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Geotechnics; Higher Education; Hydrology; Information Systems; Modules; Research Projects; Surveying; Transportation

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.


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