GeoAfrikana

Are you seeking a career in GIS? This diagram shows the three areas you should focus your energy on.

1. #Geography: You must fortify yourself with as much understanding of fundamental geographic concepts as possible; Human geography, Physical geography and Geomatics.

2. #Data: You must get yourself acquainted with the principles of accurate data collection, storage, manipulation, interpretation and visualization.

3. #Tech: From GUI applications like QGIS and ArcGIS to programming and automation with scripting languages like Python and JavaScript, you must be able to leverage technology to solve geographic problems.

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1. GIS user

If you use Google maps then you fall in this category.

2. GIS Technicians

They’re trained to do unspecialized GIS tasks like georeferencing and digitizing.

3. GIS Analysts

A GIS analyst knows how to collect geographic data, prepare it, analyze it and present it in maps, charts and other forms of report.

A GIS Analyst should also know enough programming to enable him automate tasks.

4. GIS Developer

They are programmers who build GIS applications.

ProTip:

Experts say it's easier to convert an ordinary programmer into a GIS developer than to convert a GIS Analyst into a GIS developers.

5. GIS Project Manager

They manage GIS projects and coordinate teams.

ProTip:

Experts say ordinary project managers make better GIS project managers than GIS developers who’re converted into GIS project managers.

Contributions and critics are highly welcomed.

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