Concept of the International Project Geo-informational System ‘Educational Map of the World’.

The document is developed by a team of specialists composed of:

Verzhbitskiy V.V. – Center of Information and Analytical Provision of Distance Education System
(CIAN) of the Ministry of General and Vocational Education of Russian Federation
Mitrakova
O.V. – State Scientific Center of Russian Federation – All-Russian Scientific and Research
Institute of Geo-Systems (VNII Geosystem)
Kolomenskaya A.L. – Ministry of General and Vocational Education of Russian Federation
Popov V.V. – Corporation “University Networks of Knowledge” (UNICOR)
Cheremicina E.N. – International University of Nature, Society and Human Being “Dubna”

Expert support was provided by:

Babichev A.N. – Center of Information and Analytical Provision of Distance Education System
(CIAN) of the Ministry of General and Vocational Education of Russian Federation
Galichin V.A. – Center of Systems Studies of Problems of Higher Education and Science (INEDS)
associated with UNESCO
Kolin K.K. – Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN)
Sorina G.V. – Moscow State Pedagogical University (MGPU)
Sukhanov A.D. – Russian Scientific Center of Education in Physics of Lomonosov State University
of Moscow

UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education proposes for development an
international project “UNESCO geo-informational system “Educational map of the world”.
Abbreviation – GIS OKM.

GIS OKM is designed for information and analytical service of programme activity of UNESCO
member-states, intellectual support of professional activity of management specialists, planning
and organization of education, and for operative informing of broad circles of population
providing relevant information about educational systems in easy-to-percept, visual (in
particular, cartographic) forms.

The project foresees combination of opportunities, being opened by the newest geo-informational
and communications technologies, with broad international cooperation in the area of
informational and analytical support of systems of education.
The present Concept bases the necessity of project implementation from the point of view of
philosophy of education adopted by UNESCO; drafts the main ways of creation of GIS OKM
information and technological basis; visually demonstrates possible scenarios of system
functioning and abilities of GIS OKM software implementation ; formulates major directions of
international cooperation aimed at implementation of the given project.

Copyright: Authors-Developers of the System: A.N. Babichev, V.A.Galichin, K.K.Kolin, G.V.
Sorina, A.D. Sukhanov.

Publication year: 1997

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