GIS

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.  

How GIS Helps Drive Hydrography Data

Sangeeta Deogawanka

There are more high resolution maps of the Moon and Mars, than the seafloor.

Flow chart showing the different levels for university degrees in GIS.

The Many Aspects of a Career in Geospatial

Sangeeta Deogawanka

Sangeeta Deogawanka takes a look at the GIS/geospatial arena that is increasingly embracing new technologies within the spatial niche.

Twitter map showing one million geolocated tweets.

GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

Devon Reeser

Here are four steps to use GIS in measuring social capital of social service programs, improving understanding of organizational effectiveness and conducting gap analysis.

What Do GIS Professionals Make: GIS Salary Surveys

Caitlin Dempsey

What are the average salaries for a GIS Analyst, GIS technician, or GIS manager? Finding out that answer depends on a variety of factors from the industry the job is located in, years of experience, and education level of the GIS employee. Salaries also vary greatly by region/ The best way to get an estimate as to your earning power based on your location, experience, and field of interest is through GIS salary surverys.