Your aim is to understand how the successful use of GIS products requires key intellectual skills, specifically the ability to think spatially. You should seek to develop your skills and try to become aware of the level of skills you possess.

On completion of this topic you should be able to:

  • explain and exemplify how space can be used to tie together events, processes, objects and their relationships,
  • outline the processes involved in thinking spatially,
  • explain how GIS benefits from the spatial analysis tradition in geography.