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An Open Source WebGIS Application for Civic Education on Peace and Conflict

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Data and GIS Section, Pfarrer-Byns- Strasse 1, Bonn 53121, Germany
Academic Editors: Serena Coetzee, Barend Kobben and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4(2), 1013-1032; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi4021013
Received: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 4 June 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Geospatial Science and Applications)
By developing an interactive open source-based WebGIS information portal on war and peace for the online services of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) translates scientific knowledge into easily understandable and subsumable up-to-date information for the general public and young scholars. By aggregating globally scattered data and information on various peace- and conflict-related topics as well as presenting their spatial visualization through interactive maps, BICC contributes to a better understanding of peace and conflict processes. Users are invited to explore the relationship of various variables and their decisive roles in such processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: WebGIS; civic education; geo-visualization; war; conflict; peace; map; open source WebGIS; civic education; geo-visualization; war; conflict; peace; map; open source
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Wirkus, L. An Open Source WebGIS Application for Civic Education on Peace and Conflict. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4, 1013-1032.

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