Tag: GIS analyst

Understanding typical GIS job titles

Understanding typical GIS job titles

Industry, Jobs
So you have heard of fancy GIS job titles out there and you wonder what they mean, or what exactly the guys in those capacities do. You want, say , to be a GIS analyst, but don’t know the right requirements for you to be able to fit in. Or you are puzzled in the difference between a GIS developer and a GIS programmer. This article is just for you. GIS has evolved over the past years, and so is everything associated with it, including these job titles. Well, you will agree with me that there is no formal uniformity or consistency in the naming of these titles, because this greatly varies with an organization, and you may find that a certain GIS position has the similar duties, responsibilities or qualifications as another one. But with that said, here are some of the common GIS job title
How to be a good GIS Analyst

How to be a good GIS Analyst

General
Some year ago, when I first met GIS, I had to find a career out of the many areas of specialization that existed. Hearing of GIS technicians,GIS specialist, Spatial data expert and many more job descriptions that existed by then, I was fascinated by the urge to explore a number of fields and decide on my specific field in later years. One common name I came across was "GIS Analyst". Looking into the responsibilities of this career, it was clear that there was duplication of responsibilities when compared to other fields. This however starred a good deal when it came to exploring the GIS industry. Each job description has a different view and treatment in different places. I was moved by the fact that a GIS analyst seemed a great deal then. Over the years, being in the industry, there ar...