A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 250

A VerySpatial Podcast

Shownotes – Episode 250
May 2, 2010

Main Topic: Our conversation with Harvey J. Miller on time geography and temporal GIS

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  • This week we feature our AAG conversation with geographer Harvey J. Miller of the University of Utah, as we discuss time geography and temporal issues in GIS
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    4 Comments to A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 250

    1. re: GITA joins GISCI. So, until now I could not have used GITA conferences for my points for a GISP?

    2. As long as you have documentation for an appropriate conference presentation/attendance you can claim the points, but I think that with the MOU/A there will be a stream lining of the ‘prove-it’ documentation portion of the GISP application.

      The more important point of the partnership in my eyes (as a GISP) is the expanding acceptance WITHIN the industry of the GISP certification. As with most things, if people on the inside accept something, those on the outside will be more comfortable with it when they find it.

      On an tangential note, I think (hope?) that when we get a final set of job descriptions/titles from the Dept of Labor, we will see a re-envisioning of both the GISP and the ASPRS certifications to speak more directly to what is expected of GIS practitioners. And even then it will have to remain loose enough to fit non-DOL geospatial professionals. Even 2 sentences I can cover multiple sides of the certify or not to certify debate 🙂

    3. GITA conference attendance, GIS presentations, and GIS conference proceedings have always counted towards GISP points. Almost all of my points came from participation in GITA events over the past several years.

      The job descriptions from DOL are definitely expected to contribute to GISCI’s certification process.

    4. Jessie wrote: “if people on the inside accept something, those on the outside will be more comfortable with it when they find it.”

      There’s alot of wisdom in that statement, I can think of many examples where that is a self evident truth

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