GIS Education

GIS Career and Jobs

Building a GIS Career

The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields.  GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years.  Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for.  However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.  

Maps and Cartography

Homeschool Cartography Courses

If you live near Portland, Maine and have homeschooled children, there is a cartography course being offered through the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education of the University of Southern Maine.  The four-part homeschooling cartography course is offered at two levels: intermediate for children aged 10-12 and secondary […]

GIS Learning

Educational GIS Survey

Educational GIS Survey

An invitation to participate in a survey on the establishment of a new GIS related Distance Learning degree program: California University of Pennsylvania is developing an online Master’s of Geography and Regional Planning degree.  As we consider how best to structure the program, we believe feedback from professionals in the […]