In this issue, Californian GIS Manager Tim Hayes shares his thoughts on GIS career expectations in government; Tim Sutton, QGIS chair and company director, highlights some important considerations on free and opensource GIS (FOSSGIS) for enterprise users; Andrew Zolnai takes us through the development of Spatial Grids and the structure of Spatial Data Models; Todd Barr shares his perspectives on the emerging Agtech industry; and Nathan Heazlewood asks the question: Do GIS professionals understand their own industry well enough?
Also, we have an interview with Neil Brammall, Utility Information Services Ltd, who talks about the potential of geospatial solutions and services for mapping the man-made world beneath our feet; and a more light-hearted look at light wavelengths and how they relate to today’s remote sensing activities.
Plus all the latest news and regular columns - Happy reading!
Page 12: Californian GIS Manager Tim Hayes shares his thoughts on GIS careers in government. This article contains quality insights for those considering their motivations for a career in this field. Read now.
Page 14: As the power of locational data begins to dawn on a wider range of industries, Nathan Heazlewood, a GIS Programme Manager from New Zealand, explains why the GIS profession needs to better understand itself. Read now.
Page 16: FOSSGIS is an umbrella term for Open Source GIS projects. In this article, Tim Sutton, QGIS project chair and director at Kartoza Pty Ltd, explains how and why FOSSGIS makes its way into an enterprise environment. Read now.