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The GI-N2K Body of Knowledge Wiki

Welcome to the visual Wiki interface to the GI-N2K Body of Knowledge, hosted by BigKnowledge®. This site presents the BoK as a network of related concepts. You can use our graph or text interfaces to familiarize yourself with the structure of the BoK. Then, you may use it to help the GI-N2K community produce a BoK that serves its stated purposes. Please send your comments and suggestions to the GI-N2K team.

In this site, every subject is called a concept. With the knowledge areas, units, and topics of the 2006 GIS&T BoK as a starting point, the interface allows to propose modifications to existing concepts as well as proposed the creation of new concepts or the deletion of outdated concepts (via asserting its non-existence). The same can be done to relationships between concepts. What was referred to as "learning objectives" in the 2006 GIS&T BoK, is here referred to as skills because they are practical abilities that demonstrate competence in relation to a concept. In addition to the hierarchical relationships in the original GIS&T BoK, you may also propose that two concepts are similar, or that one concept depends on another(a prerequisite). Each concept has basic properties or attributes, such as its name and description.

To contribute, the editors designated by the steering group of the GI-N2K project will need to add you to the list of users. In this site, you are not actually editing the text of the Body of Knowledge, as in a traditional wiki, but are making proposals to alter it. In fact, the entire 1st edition is treated here as a set of proposals for the 2nd Edition. You can propose new concepts, new relationships, or new properties for existing concepts. Then the community can give feedback on those proposals in the form of ratings and comments, enabling an online discussion of each proposal. Should you change your mind on a proposal you have made, you don't edit your existing proposal (which would invalidate all the feedback thereon); just make a new proposal (and if you wish, retract the old proposal).