A GIS Asset Management Specialist working for a government agency in Florida describes how they use GIS in their job and what skills they need to be successful.
URISA has just released the second edition of Model GIS Job Descriptions as an eBook. The first edition was published back in 2000 and was written by William Huxhold, a professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin. The new edition contains updated geospatial industry job […]
Briefly describe a typical day: I spend about 75% of my days and weeks working with GIS and the accompanying databases, either updating existing maps or designing new ones. Most of that time is spent working alone at my computer, but I have plenty of opportunity to interact with my […]
Briefly describe a typical day: Performing Quality Control on data surveyed & mapped. Write programs in AML to assist day-to-day routines. Assist sub-ordinates at work. Train newly recruited staff in the section to develop specialized skill in the area of performing Quality Control on data. Report to the Head of […]
Briefly describe a typical day: Meeting with GIS or Land Use planners. Editing zoning, utilities or hazards maps for 11 cities. Converting maps to web pages for an economic development web site. Supervising a tech or student intern. Preparing and giving presentations. Land use/economic development project work. Preparing maps for […]
Briefly describe a typical day: Learn new software and demo it. Put together demos. Trouble-shoot products and software. Make new contacts. Frequent overnight travel. How do you use GIS to help your company? Selling GIS software is our company’s business. GIS software used: ArcView, ArcGIS, all extensions, ArcIMS, ArcPad What […]
Briefly describe a typical day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – GIS work in HORTCORP. 5p.m. to 10 p.m.- consultancy work in various organizations. How do you use GIS to help your company? Analysing the day to day operations of the company. GIS software used: ArcInfo What skills do you […]