Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Geospatial Technology Competency Model

The Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) is a milestone in the history of our field. Culminating a decade-long quest to define the U.S. geospatial industry and its workforce, the GTCM identifies the expertise that distinguishes, and binds together, successful geospatial professionals of all kinds. David DiBiase of Esri, the coordinator of the GTCM effort, lists the important facts about this endeavor, which was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Labor.

It’s useful 

Students who aspire to careers in the geospatial industry can use the GTCM to assess what they know, what they need to learn and which educational programs fit their needs. Educators can use it to assess how well their curricula align with workforce needs. Workers can use it to guide their continuing professional development plans. Employers can use it for job descriptions and interviews. Certification and accreditation bodies can use it as a basis for their requirements.

To learn more about the GTCM and related efforts, see: 

  •  DiBiase, D. and twelve others (2010). The New Geospatial Technology Competency Model: Bringing Workforce Needs into Focus. URISA Journal 22(2):55-72.
  •  DOLETA (2010). Geospatial Technology Competency Model. Johnson, J. (2010). 
  • What GIS Technicians Do: A Synthesis of DACUM Job Analyses. URISA Journal 22(2): 31-40.

Source:- Ten Things to Know about the Geospatial Technology Competency Model by David DiBiase Click here for details

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