The Living Textbook (LTB) is used as the tool to create and maintain the EO4GEO Body of Knowledge (BoK). It allows users to create, edit and find concepts in the BoK.
The Living Textbook uses a concept map as a starting point and visualizes concepts and their relationships in one view, providing a convenient way to find connecting concepts and their descriptions. It provides an under-the-hood view of the BoK, also used by the contributing experts to develop and keep an overview of the BoK content.
In general, the Living Textbook is a tool that can be used to create a conceptual visualisation of a knowledge domain and share it amongst educators, researchers and anyone who would like to understand that domain. In some way it works as an advanced way of making a collaborative mind map. We call this a Body of Knowledge.