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.
CIO, or Computer Information Officer is a widely recognized executive management position in the Information Technology Field. A growing number of agencies, in particular at the U.S. Federal and State level, are instituting the GIS counterpart, the Geographic Information Officer (GIO).
Inc.com as part of their article on “How to Make a Million in Your Pajamas”, has a brief profile on LeadDog Consulting which was started as a home-based business by Jim Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska. In the cartography industry, there are only a handful of companies that are responsible for producing the majority of the [...]
If you’ve spent hours hunched over your computer creating data and maps, you’ve probably started to feel the effects of your day through bleary eyes, an aching back and sore wrists. In particular, the repetitive use of the mouse in map making can easily lead to wrist pain and eventually carpal tunnel syndrome if left [...]
What skills do you need to be a successful GIS Analyst? Michalis Avraam put together the results of a discussion at the University of Washington that posed the question, “What are the essential skills to succeed as a GIS Analyst?” Avraam breaks down the critical skills into categories: general GIS, database management, programming, project management [...]
Don Meltz blogs his thoughts on the myth of the GIS professional in his post, “GIS is Dead – Long Live GIS“. By comparing GIS to Word Processing, Meltz draws the conclusion that viewing GIS as a profession is outdated and that those looking to getting into GIS as a profession shouldn’t do so. Instead, [...]