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Annual GIS certification survey

In order to track the acceptance and adoption of GIS certifications within the GIS industry, a 5 minute survey is being used to track this.

So for anyone that is a GIS User, manages those that do GIS or is involved in the hiring or placement of GIS staff, please take 5 minutes or so […]

GISCI Map Contest 2016

Yesterday, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced their 5th Annual Map Contest for 2016 themed, A Visible Change.

Per the Contest Summary,

“This year’s contest will require an entrant to utilize the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) to tell a story about change.

“Perhaps it will be about habitat loss, or maybe it will […]

SoCal URISA GIS Map Contest

Displays of cartographic masterpieces are another great way to contribute to the GIS Profession and earn points towards your GISP certification, so I’ll pass along this announcement from SoCal URISA…


Got a map to share with the locals? A story map, web app or paper map? Then submit it already! The San Diego Association […]

Summary of GIS Certifications

John Hickok has passed along a nice article he wrote summarizing the various GIS certification programs that are out there (GISP, GIST, ESRI, etc).

GIS Certification Summary (Printable Version) Link to the source at John Hickok’s site

GISP Certification

What is it?

It is similar to the AICP certification for planners except GISP does not have a written test, at least not yet as testing is being considered. For now, it is portfolio based where you document your 1) Education, 2) Experience, and 3) Contributions to the GIS profession. Minimum points are required […]