Is GIS a profession? New article takes a close look at the professionalization of the field
July 24, 2012
In a recent ArcNews article, Esri's David DiBiase poses a simple, yet long debated question: Is GIS a profession? DiBiase claims that debates about the "rightful roles" of GIS professionals arise because their activities tend to overlap those of other geospatial professions.
Making the case that GIS is indeed a true profession, DiBiase examines the distinct set of characteristics including advanced knowledge, specialized education, professional ethics, certification and licensure, professional organizations, and moral ideals that distinguish GIS professionals from those of other geospatial fields.