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How to stay productive and proactive at work? [on hold]

I know this is technically seeking advice, but, to me, advice on the subject is considered an answer to the question. Therefore, I wouldn't consider this to be outside the bounds of this ...
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Which route will provide the best education and return on investment for a GIS career? [closed]

I currently have a B.S. in biology, and am interested in a career change (I am currently a high school science teacher.) I am trying to decide which route will provide the best education and return on ...
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Transforming from Java EE developer to GIS developer?

Currently i am working as Java Analyst programmer. But i want to transform from Java developer to GIS developer. I tried to pursue MS in SDSS but did not completed my Master Thesis. I have knowledge ...
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How Oracle is related with GIS (Professional wise)

I am GIS B.Tech Graduate. In the aiming of becoming GIS Developer .I temporairly changed my profession from GIS Analyst to Software Engineer. But what I got in this software company is oracle (not ...
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What is the going rate for GIS freelancers?

There appears to be very little information available about competitive hourly rates for GIS freelancers. Additionally, GIS freelancers never post rates on their websites. Elance has some ...
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How to summarize GIS skills on a resume? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate and I've used ArcGIS 10.0-10.2 (I just say 10.X) for a variety of tasks: Analysis Data Conversion Georeferencing Editing Data Management (i.e., creating and organizing ...
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GIS/Developer Skills [closed]

Currently, I have a strong knowledge ArcGIS/Python/JavaScript and basic RDBMS. I'm currently taking some database theory/sql classes and trying to figure out what course I should take next, I'm ...
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Is a master's degree needed for a GIS career?

Currently I'm on the 5th year of education at the university (Dept. of geography, specialisation - "GIS"). In my country (Belarus) we have a system of education that differs from the majority of the ...
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Career advice in Gis field [closed]

I am a B.Tech graduate(2013) in Geo Informatics and Geo Technology.Presently, i am working i an company as Junoir Executive in Gis . I also know some programming languages like "V.B.net" and C#.My ...
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How to build a portfolio for a GIS/Java career path?

I have been a GIS Analyst for over 10 years and am currently studying java (50% through the course). My plan is to develop GIS applications mainly focused towards open source solutions. I would like ...
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I would like to know about Careers in GIS [duplicate]

I am currently doing my MS software engineering. I am very much interested in GIS. I would like to know about the various opportunities available in this field and also the skills that i will have to ...
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Is PhD in GIS useful in non-educational career path?

A bit of an open debate - I am curious for your opinions. I am considering commencing a PhD in GIS which may concern the application of surveys within the natural environments. Eventually, I wish to ...
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So I am a programmer. What do I do to become a mapper?

I have now been rejected on 5 jobs asking for mappers on the pure basis that I am a programmer. I don't get interviews and when I ask I get response of "You are a programmer and we wanted a mapper ...
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How much CAD experience for the GIS Professional?

As a GIS Professional, one is often expected to have experience with CAD (i.e. AutoCAD, Microstation) to the extent that they can integrate CAD data into GIS workflows and datasets. However, I often ...
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GIS professionals working from home?

How many of you out there work from home? What kind of company / organization do you work for (private, government, municipal, institution..?). How did you convince your employer it was a good idea? ...
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How to find GIS consultancy/project work (rather than jobs)

The post GIS jobs online listed resources for finding a GIS job (as in a full-time or contract position). What resources are available for finding GIS projects or consultancy work? eg: a small ...
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Career advice needed [closed]

I am a final year software engineering student, and I'm keen to make a career in GIS. I am a beginner-intermediate at C++. What should I work upon to possess the adequate skills? Also can you ...
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GIS jobs online

What are the best websites for scouting GIS related jobs?
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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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How to get started on a GIS Programming Career?

I am already working as GIS Consultant in UK. Being an engineering consultancy (not IT or GIS based) company there wasn't any need of GIS development in the organisation. But due to some recent ...
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What's the value of being GISP certified?

Rephrased: I was wondering if someone could relate instances where being GISP certified helped : finding employment, getting promoted, drumming business up, noticed by your peers, the authority to ...
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Switching career from web application to GIS developer?

I am a software developer with over 20 years building applications mostly in the web application space for various companies. I am trying to get a foot hold into the GIS software development space ...
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What is a GIS Professional? [closed]

What is a GIS Professional? Is it the same as GIS Developer or Analyst? It's just that the term has been used a lot and I'm not really sure what it means. Update: Voted to close the question ...