Des Plaines, Ill. - URISA invites experienced geospatial professionals of all kinds – particularly those with management experience – to review and comment on a draft of the Geospatial Management Competency Model (GMCM). Reviews by GIS professionals, professional surveyors, photogrammetrists and remote sensing scientists, programmers and application developers who specialize in geospatial applications, educators with specialized expertise in GIS and technology, and others whose work relies on geospatial technologies and data analysis are all welcome to participate.
A URISA task force prepared the draft for the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA). Reviews
will be reported to the task force and DOLETA, and will used to refine and
validate the GMCM. Reviewers who share contact information will also receive
results of the public review as well as copies of the revised GMCM.
The GMCM specifies 74 essential competencies and 17
competency areas that characterize the work of most successful managers in the
The GMCM builds upon DOLETA’s Geospatial Technology
Competency Model, which specifies the foundational, industry-wide and industry
sector-specific expertise characteristic of the various occupations that
comprise the geospatial industry.
URISA convened a task force composed of ten experienced
geospatial managers and one facilitator at the 2011 GIS-Pro Conference in Indianapolis to produce
the GMCM for DOLETA.
Links to the draft GMCM and an online questionnaire for
reviewers are available athttp://www.urisa.org/gmcm_review. The questionnaire will remain open through March 31,
URISA’s qualifications to organize the GMCM effort include
its nearly 50-year history as one of the founding organizations of the GIS
profession, its successful organization of the GIS Certification Institute and
the URISA Leadership Academy, and its healthy working relationships with other
professional and scientific associations in the geospatial field through the
Coalition on Geospatial Organizations (COGO).
URISA Invites Comments on Geospatial Management Competency Model
February 23, 2012