“Spatial analysis with GIS technology can transform education and society through better decision-making using the geographic perspective. But first, technicians need to perfect key skills to help ensure their success.”
Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
As the “geospatial revolution” continues to have a growing impact on our society, geographic information systems (GIS) professionals will be in greater demand. But to be part of this exciting career path, technical professionals must first master the top skills needed for a successful career in GIS.
“Spatial analysis with GIS technology can transform education and society through better decision-making using the geographic perspective,” says Dr. Joseph Kerski, education manager for Esri. “But first before preparing for a career in GIS technology, technicians need to perfect key skills to help ensure their success.”
Free Webinar: 'Top 5 Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career'
Join Dr. Kerski and Dr. Devon Cancilla, dean, business and technology for American Sentinel University, as they discuss the ‘Top Five Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career’ on September 27 at 1pm EDT. In this free Webinar, Dr. Kerski will discuss the importance of furthering your GIS education at online schools like American Sentinel University, the growing and evolving technology and industry, and why the top 5 skills will be even more important as the “geospatial revolution” continues to have a growing impact on our society.
Register for the Webinar, ‘Top 5 Skills You Need to be Successful in a GIS Career’ at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/462191912.
As the education manager for Esri, an international geographic technology firm whose software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, Dr. Kerski draws his observations and predictions from his educational work with the GIS community over the past 20 years. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about how GIS is changing and how technical professionals can be part of this exciting career path.
Dr. Cancilla says that geospatial literacy has become essential in every profession requiring GIS skills. One of the goals at American Sentinel University is to introduce the concept of geospatial literacy to all students so that they have the necessary experience to use and apply these tools in the real world.
“GIS has become one of the essential tools that allows professionals to be more spatially literate through the integration of technologies in ways that provide a better understanding of the world around us. This includes maps, social networks, satellite images and a host of other technologies that are converging in ways that allow users to become more geospatially aware and to understand more fully how different things are actually related, says Dr. Cancilla.
To learn more about improving your GIS skills, read American Sentinel University’s three-part IT blog series, “Improving Your GIS Skills” available at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2011/09/07/improving-your-gis-communications-skills/. The blog series offers additional insight from Dr. Kerski, along with tips and GIS resources.
Learn More About American Sentinel University’s GIS Degrees
American Sentinel is one of the few higher education institutions to offer two dedicated undergraduate GIS degrees, not just certificates, which have been offered for more than four years. The university's GIS associates and bachelors programs teach fundamental business and information technology skills and the specifics of geographic information systems.
American Sentinel’s GIS programs prepare students for entry into the GIS field and also provide training in information systems that benefit other business areas. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s GIS degrees at http://www.americansentinel.edu/online-degree/bachelor-degree-online/bachelor-gis-degree.php.
Learn more about American Sentinel’s IT distance education programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/information-technology.
For more news updates, information and special offers, follow American Sentinel University on Twitter @amersentinel and become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/americansentineluniversity.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited Associate, Bachelor's and Master's online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.