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Here’s a one-stop shop of opinion pieces, information, and updates on GIS-related topics to inform, update and engage you.

Saving our planet
GIS - how it's saving the world
Amidst all the depressing news about our failing stewardship of planet Earth, there is reason for optimism and hope. GIS and the tech-savvy people who know how to use it are doing the heavy lifting for the majority. Read on to find out how they're saving the world.
Recruitment selection
Generic versus bespoke – are GIS role titles becoming too broad?
A GIS professional doesn't just makes maps. Or they can, but there is so much more to the role than the recruitment agencies might think and there is a risk that the generalised titles are making the roles too generic. This blog discusses the current state of play.
Sabotaging with language
Are you sabotaging capability with language?
There is one seemingly simple thing GIS professionals can do to improve spatial capability outcomes or at least consider how they might inadvertently be sabotaging success in their other efforts.
Going up the corporate ladder
Shifting gears – how to make a career change into the GIS field
If you've been thinking about moving into a GIS career but haven't been quite sure how to do it, this article will be right up your alley.
How do we address the geospatial skills shortage in Australia?
Companies claim their recruitment drives to fill roles are attracting fewer applicants year on year and with job ads hitting a 12-year high it’s no real surprise. It’s also not surprising that globally, there is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills shortage and, as a result, the geospatial industry is feeling the pinch.