Updated: Jun 14, 2021
When one thinks about maps, probably images come to mind or maybe an atlas used in school days. But today’s GIS maps go far beyond the static maps of years past.
The demand for GIS is growing. The U.S. government predicts Geographic Information System will be in high demand over the next decade, with annual salaries of $70,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth of 35% a year, with a shortage of trained people to fill the jobs.
The starting point in building a successful career in GIS is a systematic education. This involves taking classes in cartography, GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial analysis, database management, web technologies, and programming.
However, many misunderstand GIS as a mapping tool, and most of the Indian community relate GIS with only digitizing and layouts.
Beginners are mostly offered and encouraged with parcel demarcation, footprint classification, data entry of attributes, etc. Below is one such example: - Township mapping of Coimbatore - The Manchester city of South India
But, in reality .............
"GIS is waking up the world with the power of theme, this science of integration, and has the framework for creating a better future.” ~ Jack Dangermond
Map Credits: Anita Selvasofia