Strengthening the GIS Profession

“Strengthening the GIS Profession”—that was the title of a 2012 ArcNews article authored by my friend David DiBiase. David asked: ‘Is GIS a profession?’ As he pointed out, this is an important question. He defined a GIS Professional as ‘…someone who makes a living through learned professional work…that requires advanced knowledge of geographic information systems and related geospatial technologies, data, and methods.’

The GIS profession, or any profession, rightly requires a definition that defines it across multiple dimensions. This article will assess from a personal perspective where the GIS profession stands today, based on the dimensions of the GIS profession that DiBiase outlined in 2012.

KCGIS User Group October 3 Meeting Topic: The Sound to Summit Regional GIS Study

The next King County GIS User Group Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 11am–12noon King Street Center, Conference Room 7044-45 Feature Topic: Announcing the Sound to Summit Regional GIS Study Greg Babinski, King County GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager In Washington, public agency operating budgets are restricted by a mandated 1% limit on annual increases…

King County GIS Center 2015-2016 Biennial Report

The King County GIS Center is open and transparent with its plans, processes, and performance. Every two years, roughly in line with King County’s biennial budget process, we produce a King County GIS Operations and Maintenance Plan. We also publish a biennial report which has different focus. The most recent publication, the 2015-2016 King County GIS Center Biennial Report, provides a comprehensive overview of King County GIS Center activities.