This is the introduction to a coming series on GeoLiteracy otherwise called Spatial Awareness.
Geoliteracy is the ability to use geographic understanding and spatial reasoning to make decisions.
"In our modern, globally interconnected society, it is more important
than ever that people understand the world around them. The introduction
of high-yield, low-impact agricultural practices, early-warning systems
for national defense and natural disasters, and the preparedness of our
children to have systemic understanding, geographic reasoning skills,
and systematic decision-making capability are crucial for our society.
Geo-literacy can reduce the costs of bad decision-making and provide the
foundation for positive breakthroughs" National Geographic
According to ESRI geo-literacy is preparation for making geographic and far-reaching
decisions. Geographic decisions are decisions about location or
transportation; far-reaching decisions are decisions that have remote
consequences. Geo-literacy requires three abilities:
The ability to reason about human systems, environmental systems, and human-environment interactions
The ability to reason about geography
The ability to reason through decisions systematically
.. whatever the case your systems should never be geo-illiterate.. What Next ? Watch this space for the next series of Spatial Awareness