Essential Skills for a GIS Analyst

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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 and design, and other necessary skills.

There is some overlap among the categories and the skills are listed in no particular order.

Read more: The essential skills to success in a GIS Career

Related: GIS Career Resources


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