When I spotted your column title “Are your skills scalable?” I thought the title contained the term salable. After I read the column I think both terms apply, although I believe the term “transferable” better expresses the points you are making.
I couldn’t agree more with your editorial. Even though I’ve never been formally hired as an instructor at an academic institution, I’d always taken advantage of any opportunity and forum to preach the gospel of land surveying and geomatics.
Geospatial skills and the widespread use of geographic information systems (GIS) have established themselves over the past three or four decades, and today GIS forms the backbone of many big data analytics projects in nearly every industry.