Careers in GIS – Trends and Training
Special guests: Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute and Institute for Creative Technologies; Barry Tilton, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering, Vricon
Robert Vos, Ph.D., Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D. and Barry Tilton discuss trends in GIS employment, including job responsibilities for geographic information systems technicians and remote sensing scientists and technologists. They emphasize the need for both technical and communication skills in GIS roles. The panel reviews salary information and the educational training and technology skills required to manage a wealth of information on the job. The conversation includes the shrinking threshold of information freshness, the trend towards temporal analysis and the importance of keeping up with changing technology.
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