Phase I of defining Geospatial Industry Workforce Demand completed

Phase I of defining Geospatial Industry Workforce Demand completed

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Colorado, USA, 16 May 2006: The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), Colorado and The Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington, D.C., announced the completion of Phase I of the GITA/AAG Department of Labor grant, Defining and Communicating Geospatial Technology Industry Workforce Demand.

Phase I was focused on defining industry components, characteristics, and skills required to fill geospatial occupations. The major work efforts involved in this phase were two thought-leader roundtables held in Washington, D.C., in October 2005 and January 2006; development of online feedback mechanism to gather responses to critical issues in defining the industry; and analysis of those responses.