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Top 5 Skills for a Successful Career in GIS

Top 5 important GIS skillsWhat are the top 5 important GIS skills that a successful professional in the geomatics sector should have?

According to Wikipedia, GIS is a broad term that can refer to a number of different technologies, processes, and methods. It is attached to many operations and has many applications related to engineering, planning, management, transport/logistics, insurance, telecommunications, and business. Therefore, GIS and location intelligence applications can be the foundation for many location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization.

Top 5 important GIS skills for a Successful Career

Joseph Kerski from Esri has created a 3 part video series where he presents new ways of thinking about important GIS skills in your career because  “skills alone will not guarantee success, but are a fundamental part of it … “. 

[Post originally published October 2014]

Assiniboine Community College GIS Diploma

Assiniboine Community College

Location: Brandon, Manitoba
GIS Program: GIS Technologies Diploma

Info:  The Environmental Technologies advanced diploma program with specializations in GIS at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba features hands on learning through Remote Senisng, GIS and GPS to data sets.

Students learn to analyze data, incorporate related information and solve real world land based problems. Skills developed with this program include database applications, communications, cartography, problem solving, geomatics, statistical analysis and remote sensing.

The program is offered through distance education, so can be taken from virtually anywhere and is also open to international students.

Contact Info

1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 2A9

ag.enviro@assiniboine.net / 204-725-8700 Ext.: 6617

See the Course Web Site for more details.


If you are a student, facility or someone who has any more knowledge, feedback or comments to share about the GIS Technologies Diploma program then I encourage you to share it . You can either use the contribute more info form or the comment functionality below.