NEWS

URISA Publishes GIS Management Institute Discussion Paper

Papers are intended to stimulate discussion about GIS management issues.

GIS-Pro 2014 Conference Details Released

Join us in New Orleans, September 8-11, 2014 for important education, networking events and a community data collection project.

URISA Accepting Nominations for GIS Hall of Fame

Honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession. Nominations due by May 1.

EVENTS

URISA Leadership Academy

May 5 - 9, 2014
The first offering of the URISA Leadership Academy in Canada. Take advantage of GIS leadership training!

GIS-Pro 2014: URISA's 52nd Annual Conference

September 8 - 11, 2014
Best GIS professional development event around! Join us in New Orleans!

URISA Leadership Academy

October 13 - 17, 2014
The first offering of the URISA Leadership Academy in Louisville. Take advantage of GIS leadership training!

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).

Blue Marble
Connected Nation
Cyclomedia
DTSGIS
eGIS Associates, Inc.
ESRI
gDBMS
Geo Planning Services
geographIT
GeoTech Vision
Loqate
MGP
Nokia
North River
Open Spatial
Pictometry
Planning Communities
Spatial Focus
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Valtus Imagery Services