The education and job scenario is changing in the geospatial industry, and young professionals need to be ready for this!
Currently there are variety of education programs related to GIS, Geomatics, Surveying, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GIScience etc. These courses again vary in the kinds of degree they offer – bachelors, masters, professional as full-time, part-time, vocational and online courses. All these ultimately are aimed to lead to the professional development of the student or the young working professionals.
Professional development has been a major hurdle in geospatial industry of late is what many education experts in the geospatial industry are saying.
There is a change happening in the geospatial profession, in-line with the evolution happening in the industry where that is also making the end clients – both government and private sectors face the change.
So, the young geospatial professionals are no longer seen as traditional geographers or surveyors, rather are data collection specialists, software developers, spatial analysts, 3D modelers, and data integrators, etc.
Geospatial evolution happening because of of sensors for data acquisition, data management, real time analytics and visual interaction paradigms, together with the increasing prevalence of cloud computing.
One of things, as a young professional you would want to know is how exactly the change happening, how to get ready for that change, what are the learning opportunities available.
We wanted to bring together all those young geospatial professionals, looking forward to be the change. So join the Young Professionals Forum on 25 May at Rotterdam, Netherlands and catch up with fellow young professionals and geospatial industry experts and representatives from Stichting Arbeidsmarkt Geo, UNIGIS and GIMA.