NEWS

URISA's GISCorps Volunteers Respond to Typhoon Pam

Twenty-two GISCorps volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13, 2015.

Call for Nominations for 2015 URISA Awards

Awards recognize exceptional volunteer service to URISA. Recipients will be announced during URISA GIS-Pro and NWGIS 2015 in Spokane, Washington.

Coalition of Geospatial Organizations Urges Federal and State Agencies to Improve Data for Emergencies

At a news briefing on Monday, former Wyoming Governor James Geringer highlighted the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations’ (COGO) Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) released on February 6, 2015.

Geospatial Management Competency Model

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The Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) specifies 74 essential competencies and 18 competency areas that characterize the work of most successful managers in the geospatial industry. The GMCM is an element of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA’s) Competency Modeling Initiative.

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In 2010, DOLETA issued a Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) that specifies the foundational (Tiers 1-3), industry-wide (Tier 4), and industry sector-specific (Tier 5) expertise characteristic of the various occupations that comprise the geospatial industry (http://www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/pyramid.aspx?GEO=Y). Descriptions of individual geospatial occupations, including occupation-specific competencies and job requirements (Tiers 6-8), are published in DOLETA’s O*NET occupation database (http://www.onetonline.org/). The GMCM corresponds to Tier 9 of the GTCM (highlighted in green above).

Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) - Final PDF

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association’s (URISA’s) qualifications to organize the GMCM effort include its 50-year history as one of the founding organizations of the GIS profession, its successful organization of the GIS Certification Institute and the URISA Leadership Academy, and its healthy working relationships with other professional and scientific associations in the geospatial field through the Coalition on Geospatial Organizations (COGO).

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