Title

Building the Geospatial Workforce

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Department

Human Capital Development

School

Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development

Abstract

In response to an increase in the number of skilled workers needed to sustain the geospatial workplace, the Geospatial Workforce Development Center developed the Geospatial Technology Competency Model that identifies the roles, competencies, and outputs for the geospatial technology industry. A rigorous research methodology was utilized to develop a competency model that integrates the technical, business, analytical, and interpersonal skills required for the geospatial marketplace. Organizations can use the Geospatial Technology Competency Model to describe the kinds of workers needed in the geospatial information technology industry, improve employee recruitment and selection, manage the performance of existing employees, and design geospatial information technology training and education programs.

Publication Title

URISA Journal

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

21

Last Page

30

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