GIS Career and Jobs

Articles covering issues relating to developing a career in GIS including interview preparation, educational background, and ongoing professional development.

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From GIS Analyst to Software Engineer

Mark Altaweel

In a MapScaping podcast, Dan Mahr talks about how he was able to transition to a software engineer, but still use his GIS skills to benefit his career.

Screenshot from Kate Berg's GeoPortfolio. Taken 15-Feb-2021.

Highlight Your Skills with a GIS Portfolio

Caitlin Dempsey

A GIS portfolio is a way to digitally present GIS projects and maps that you have created.

QGIS on a laptop. Image: Caitlin Dempsey

Mentoring, Leadership, and Building Skills in the Geospatial Community

Mark Altaweel

Leaders in the geospatial community can help to foster key skills through mentoring and developer a stronger community.

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The Geography Behind Being a GIS Professional

Mark Altaweel

In a recent GIS podcast, Sarah Taigel discusses how being a professional geographer can provide key advantages to using GIS analysis.

QGIS on a laptop. Image: Caitlin Dempsey

Survey of GIS Professionals

Caitlin Dempsey

A quick look at GIS professionals, their educational background, and the software tools and programming languages they use in their jobs.