Preparing For Civilian Life as a GIS [Fill In The Blank]

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Preparing For Civilian Life as a GIS [Fill In The Blank]

In ESRI, Gee Whiz, GeoBase & Drafting, Microsoft SQL, News, Spatial Databases | on April, 04, 2018 | by | 0 Comments
In the event anyone was curious, this is what a local government (city level) looks like on the back-end of their GIS program. I didn’t include the web servers in this diagram as that’s a whole other ball of wax that I am still working on.  Where I am working, there are 22 databases that I manage/maintain. These databases run on Microsoft SQL rather than Oracle. In some aspects it is a hybrid environment as we have feature classes and views that were created via ESRI, but we also have spatial views that were created via pure SQL.
 
So…as some of you consider what your future could be in the GIS world, remember that you need to CYA and make sure you get a broad exposure to all the technologies that make a GIS program what it is. Make yourself competitive for the positions you are applying for.