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GIS Management Resources

URISA supports organizations and the individuals who manage their GIS.  

Other Resources: 

Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM): The Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM) identifies 74 competencies within 18 competency areas for GIS Management. It is a tier of the Geospatial Technical Competency Model, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s (DOLETA’s) Competency Modeling Initiative.


GIS&T Body of Knowledge: This Body of Knowledge documents the domain of geographic information science and its associated technologies (GIS&T). By providing this content in a new digital format, UCGIS aims to continue supporting the GIS&T higher education community and its connections with the practitioners, employers, and clients who comprise the increasingly diverse collection of GIS&T professionals.


URISA is working on several more initiatives to help organizations with their GIS management operations. These include:

  • Development of GIS Management Best Practices and Body of Knowledge
  • GIS Management-related professional education
  • Expansion of GIS Management information dissemination
  • Promotion of awareness and adoption of GIS management best practices by organizations and GIS professionals


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