All posts by Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP

Be Critical of the Data

Image above: The author’s view of Lake Michigan as he walked toward the lighthouse at Manitowoc. Not long ago, obtaining data for a surveying or GIS-based project was an arduous task. Because great time and effort was involved with either creating your own data or obtaining data that someone else created, you had to think...

GIS in Higher Education

Given this column’s theme of the coordinated campus and educational implications for the GIS professional community, it seems fitting to ask: If you went to a postsecondary school, did you take a course in GIS? For more people than ever before, the answer is “yes.” GIS has long been a part of institutions of higher...

GIS in K-12

Above: Middle school students collect macroinvertebrates in Rocky Mountain National Park. The data will be mapped and analyzed using a GIS. Credit: Joseph Kerski. Where did you first learn about GIS? Was it in a course at a university or a community college? Were you an undergraduate or graduate student? Was it at a conference,...

GIS Day

From the Coordinated Campus In a rapidly changing field such as geotechnologies, education is an ongoing concern and rightly so: if we are not lifelong learners, we won’t last long in this industry. But I contend that we as geospatial professionals also need to be aware of and provide leadership in larger geospatial education trends...