geospatial

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.  

How GIS Supports the Fight Against Terrorism

Every incident of terrorism provides a learning curve for the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in the fight against terrorism. Little empirical work on the spatial and temporal aspects of terrorism exists. So, theoretical models are applied in combination with historical records of terrorists or terror organizations. There is plenty of potential for research, especially in the mashup of technologies that use Big Data and social media activity like tweets to pinpoint location of terrorists; LiDAR and LADAR for 3D mapping and combat operations, geo statistical software for modeling and predictions.

Geosk: GIS Data as a Service (Daas)

Whats is Geosk and what does it mean for GIS data delivery? Scott Robinson, Director, Global Data Products at Pitney Bowes Business Insight, explains what Geosk means for GIS Data as a Service (DaaS) and how cloud computing can be used to delivery GIS data online.