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How creative can you get in mapping out all GISPs? The 2nd Annual GISCI Poster Contest is now open for entrants. Download the Excel spreadsheet listing almost 5,000 GISP and starting geocoding. GISCI (GIS Certification Institute) is the group that administers GISP certification (GISP stands for Geographic Information Systems Professional). Posters are due April 15th. A committee [...]
The Where 2012 conference started this morning in San Francisco. Even if you weren’t able to make this annual geospatial event, you can still watch the Where 2012 keynotes live on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 right here on this page (see below). The keynotes sessions kick off Tuesday morning. All times listed are [...]
Ryan Resella is a former coworker of mine back from when we both worked for the City of Santa Clarita in California. Ryan has just begun his first year as a permanent member of Code for America’s team after thriving as an inaugural fellow last year with the program. I asked Ryan some questions about [...]
Looking to build your geospatial reference library with GIS books? Listed here are essential books about geographic information systems and cartography. Reference GIS Books A to Z GIS Edited by Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer – ESRI Press – 2006 Terminology book from Esri Press. The book contains 243 pages of quick definitions and illustrations. [...]
To say the least, I was mildly boggled when I noticed that Slashgeo.org was running a poll on “Is Geospatial Special?” which was a followup to a January post also with the same title. I thought the insecure handwringing was beaten out of GIS professionals back when Don Meltz posted about GIS is Dead – [...]