“Geospatial technologies are no longer interesting, but essential”


Dr. Christopher Sutton, professor of geography at Western Illinois University, was the speaker at the ninth annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture.  His talk was entitled, “Geography Matters! The Importance of Geographic Literacy in Liberal Arts Education.”  During his talk, Sutton touched on the geospatial industry, noting that “It’s estimated that the geospatial job market right now is growing by 35 percent annually.”  He also observed that, “We’ve crossed a threshold where geospatial technologies are no longer interesting, but essential. You need them to survive as a business, as a government, and, in many respects, across the spectrum.

Read more: Geography still matters at lecture – Western Courier


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