Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do GIS Professionals Need a Developer Toolkit?

These days, “Is there an app for that?” is not just part of the general vernacular, the question has become rhetorical. The answer is expected to be yes. Surprise (annoyance even) is a common reaction if it turns out an app doesn’t exist for a particular need.

So it’s no surprise there’s a continuing conversation about whether GIS professionals—analysts, specialists, technicians, and others—should add programming to their list of must-have skills. And how much weight are organizations giving to programming expertise when evaluating GIS job candidates? Continue reading

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