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GIS Job Description Book from URISA

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 […]

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What Competencies Should GIS Managers Have?

What Competencies Should GIS Managers Have?

URISA wants your input on its proposed Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM).  The model is a list of 74 essential competencies and 17 competency areas that geospatial managers should have. The GMCM builds upon U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA) Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which specifies the foundational, industry-wide, […]

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GIS News: CityEngine, Image of the Week, CalGIS Call for Abstracts

GIS News: CityEngine, Image of the Week, CalGIS Call for Abstracts

News from the geospatial industry includes an announcement from Esri about a CityEngine course its staff will teach at SIGGRAPH 2011, the Image of the Week from ESA, and a call for CalGIS abstracts from URISA.  Nvision and Pointools also make company announcements.   Esri Esri will exhibit and teach […]

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GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

GIS News: Horn of Africa Drought, Image of the Week, OpenDataPhilly

The European Space Agency has released Horn of Africa drought imagery and its image of the week showing Patagonia.   The OGC is seeking input on two projects, and Esri and Azavea both announced the availability of data from OpenDataPhilly.  FIND Map, SuperGeo, Cadcorp, Timmons Group, eSpatial, and URISA round […]

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GIS News: Use the GeoCloud for Free, New ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Release

GIS News: Use the GeoCloud for Free, New ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Release

The latest geospatial industry news involves an announcement from Esri on a new release of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop that includes GPS capabilities, the discussion of the impact of the proposed nationwide broadband wireless network from the company LightSquared at the upcoming Survey Summit, the free GeoCloud capabilities to be released on […]

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GIS News: URISA, ESRI Canada, Agency9, SuperGeo, RapidEye

GIS News: URISA, ESRI Canada, Agency9, SuperGeo, RapidEye

The latest news from the geospatial industry has several software announcements: SuperGIS Server now supports KML, FME 2011 allows for faster data retrieval, and Agency9 has released CityPlanner 2.0.  ESRI Canada has announced a new Award of Excellence and URISA is accepting applications for its Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Awards […]

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Salary Survey for IT and GIS Professionals

Salary Survey for IT and GIS Professionals

URISA has announced that it has begun collecting data for the 2010-2011 URISA salary survey for IT and GIS professionals.  The previous two surveys were done in 2003 and 2007. [T]he survey will provide current information related to salary and responsibilities by employer type, geographic location, and professional GIS experience. […]