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Geomatics and Open Textbooks

EasyChair Preprint no. 294

5 pagesPublished: June 21, 2018

Abstract

Geomatics is uniquely suited to the development, publication, and use of open textbooks. Here the concept of open textbooks will be introduced and the suitability of Geomatics will be examined. Geomatics (and GIS, GIScience, Cartography, Geodesy, etc.) have historic and archeological tendrils that stretch to some of the earliest artifacts related to human settlement. Furthermore, geomatics has been ever-present as humanity strove to improve, development, conquer, and acquire knowledge. This history and the dependence of modern geomatics on national interests means that the knowledge associated with teaching geomatics and related disciplines in primarily in the public domain and authors have relinquished restrictions related to copyright, intellectual property rules and laws, or other aspects of its use.

Keyphrases: Geomatics, open textbooks, teaching, textbooks

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
@Booklet{EasyChair:294,
  author = {Scott Bell and Heather M. Ross and Jordan Epp and Kelsey Bates},
  title = {Geomatics and Open Textbooks},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 294},
  doi = {10.29007/wvc2},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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