MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Summer 2008
ISSUE 53

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

From the Chair
2008 Conference
Silent Auction
Scholarship Winners
Call for Awards

State
Drive to Excellence Update
Watershed Assessment Tool

Governor's Council
National Grid Lectures
Preparedness Outreach
Call for Commendations

Regional
MetroGIS
Parcels & Community Devel.

Local
McLeod Co. Uses GeoMoose

Federal
Landsat Data Free
Red River LiDAR Update
USGS Flood Map
Ecoregion-Climate Reports

Higher Education
Dangermond Degree
Saint Mary's Update

Private
ESRI & Google

Non-Profits
Non-profit GIS User Group

GITA Conference
GITA Scholarship

Other Places
GIS Job Field

 

 

 

 What’s in a GIS Job?

GIS and GPS are technologies that sometimes are hard to explain. A new website developed by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges can help. Pathways to Technology is an online resource that presents useful information on various technology fields. Besides describing a field, it includes lists of common jobs, quotes from graduates working in the field, and even videos.

GIS and GPS are highlighted in their own section. It’s only a few paragraphs long, but it also contains fairly detailed descriptions of three common jobs: GIS Mapping Technician, Data Manager, and Environmental Analyst. There is also a 90-second QuickTime video that talks about GIS/GPS in precision agriculture and other applications.

GIS professionals in Minnesota may find this material useful for GIS Day – or for communicating with friends and neighbors about what you do.