GIS Career and Jobs
Articles covering issues relating to developing a career in GIS including interview preparation, educational background, and ongoing professional development. Also listed are GIS job resources.
The March 2012 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine reviewed the current state of GIS education at landscape architecture schools and found that although GIS is a “vital tools for large-scale land planning” some schools are not making it mandatory for students to train in geospatial technologies. The magazine in Spring of 2011 contacted 73 chairs of every landscape [...]
GIS has opened up the possibilities of geography majors to find a career in their discipline. Find out about other geography jobs that utilize geospatial skills. Rachel Quist writes about the opportunities for geography jobs in her article, Geography Careers. The fields of earth science geography, urban and regional planning, human geography, and military geography are [...]
The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields. GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years. Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for. However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.
URISA wants your input on its proposed Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM). The model is a list of 74 essential competencies and 17 competency areas that geospatial managers should have. The GMCM builds upon U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA) Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which specifies the foundational, industry-wide, and industry sector-specific expertise characteristic [...]
GIS industry trends gain be gleaned by surveys and other reports produced by market research companies. While most of these reports can only be fully read after purchase, the executive summaries allow for an overview on the state of the GIS industry. The GIS Industry according to Daratech, a GIS research firm, grew worldwide 10.3% in [...]