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QGIS on a laptop. Image: Caitlin Dempsey

How to Learn GIS

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many ways to learn GIS. Listed here are guides to learn GIS in a classroom, online, or through self-guided methods.

Building a GIS Career

Caitlin Dempsey

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.  

New GISP Certification Process and Fees Announced

Caitlin Dempsey

The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced new terms and fees for its certification and recertification processes starting July 1, 2015.