Should Geospatial Education Create Subject Matter Experts or Geospatial Thinkers?

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Do we encourage the next generation of young geospatial professionals to get degrees in specific disciplines such as geology, forestry, urban planning, etc. or do we train them to be "geospatial thinkers" with a degree in GIS? This was the question posed at a panel at last week's Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference. This week we review the panelists' thoughts and offer our opinions.

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