Category: Geospatial industry

July 20, 2016 / / BIM

The UK government’s Buildings Information Management (BIM) strategy was expected to deliver “…significant improvements in cost, value and carbon performance.” It also addressed some of the…

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July 18, 2016 / / Geospatial industry
July 18, 2016 / / Geospatial industry

GI people come from all sorts of backgrounds, but we have one thing in common.  We’re passionate about what we do.  We are fascinated by it, and we want to share that passion with others.   But what makes a GI professional?   Typically, professions are focused on applying training, qualifications and experience on solving problems, and demand for a professional commences with a problem to solve.  If I want a house designing or building, if I have a health concern, have a legal challenge, need IT security or want a survey, I know who to go to.  It’s less clear when to call in a GI professional. Given the diverse origins of GI professionals and the almost boundless range of GI applications, we face the danger of being amorphous, a jack-of-all-trades. We also face the problem of being technology-led, where ‘given a hammer, everything’s a nail’.    In the remainder of this article, we’ll look at skills, business applications, innovation and finally, the world-view or ‘ontology’ of the GI professional. Read the Post The geospatial profession