[gis_info] GIS User Category Descriptions

Rachel Lyles rachel.lyles at dogami.state.or.us
Thu May 17 10:42:47 PDT 2012

I agree Juston.  I like the image you attached.  Definitely more up to
date than the article I mentioned.  





From: Juston Manville [mailto:jmanville at beavertonoregon.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:38 AM
To: Rachel Lyles; Barbara Seekins; gis_info at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Cc: Heidi Suna
Subject: RE: [gis_info] GIS User Category Descriptions




The URISA article was written in 2000. I look at a modern GIS shop in
two parts. Data / Map Production and Application Production /
Development with the GIS Manager in charge of both groups.  I would say
that the days of a GIS professional learning to develop are gone. It is
best to teach a computer scientist GIS rather than the other way around.


Just an opinion. 


Juston Manville

GIS Manager 

Phone:  (503) 350-4002

E-Mail:  jmanville at beavertonoregon.gov


"The more mature your spatial integration the greater value you realize
from spatial investments." 



From: gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [
mailto:gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Rachel
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:09 AM
To: Barbara Seekins; gis_info at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [gis_info] GIS User Category Descriptions


Hi Barb.


URISA has a document on their web site that I've found useful.  It is
Model Job Descriptions for GIS Professionals.  It provides good examples
of the primary GIS job categories and the duties related to such
positions.  Here's the link:  


I'm sure Esri has some documentation as well, but I can't put my finger
on it at the moment.


Good Luck.



Rachel Lyles Smith, GISP

Project Operations Manager

Geologic Survey & Services


Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries

800 NE Oregon St. #28, Suite 965

Portland, OR 97232

971-673-0481 direct

971-673-1555 main

971-673-1562 fax



From: gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us 
[mailto:gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:41 PM
To: gis_info at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [gis_info] GIS User Category Descriptions


Hello All,


   Does anyone have a written description of categories of GIS users (in
this case  users of ESRI software)? I'm looking for something to include
in a document aimed at managers who are not necessarily very familiar
with the GIS. It might categorize on the basis of  technological
sophistication or area of expertise.





Geographer / GIS Coordinator & Analyst


NOAA Fisheries / NW Region

Portland, OR




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