Importance of open source in teaching GIS: let’s build something from scratch
We will present our experience in teaching GIS courses with open source software at Vilnius University. During the study process we use methodology – build a system from scratch. This is the creation of simple systems that solve real-life problems, where students have to design and build it themselves. This teaching process allows us to introduce GIS as a system and to encourage students to become more interested in the process of building systems, rather than just applying specific features.