Briefly describe a typical day:
How do you use GIS to help your company?
Our comapny, an electric utility, uses custom GIS applications to locate client addresses and determine their service territory and other information, to determine if archeological or biological sensitivities occur at a location where service is needed, to manage it’s facilities and transmission hardware, and for many other applications.
GIS software used:
Arc/INFO, ArcView, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, Arc…
What skills do you need to be successful in your position?
What do you particularly enjoy about your position?
Programming, creating new tools and interfaces. Learning more and more evry day. Figuring out how to translate a client’s idea into code.
What don’t you like about your position?
I’m not authorized to say… Well, other than the burocracy of working for a VERY large company.
How did you get started in GIS?:
A remote sensing class in geology.
How did you find out about your current position?:
A friend/former student worked here, and I hit him up for a job. They said “yes”.
|Years of Experience||Education|
|3||B.A. in Geography||$40,000 – 50,000/year|