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Subject:  Re:Career Advice
Posted by: rondoman
on: Oct 27, 2016 11:29:32 CDT

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GIS would be a natural extension to your Geology degree. GIS and Geology experience is in demand in Oil&Gas, mining, natural resources, civil engineering and environmental consulting to name only a few fields. Download QGIS (Free open-source GIS)and run through some tutorials. GIS is a toolkit for data capture, visualization, analysis and presentation.
Cartography is a discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination of data via a map with a focus on how information is represented. Basic mapping design principles, scale, map projection and aesthetics, etc.
I would focus on learning GIS principles and how they can be applied to your area of interest. I would get a basic understanding of cartography if that area atracts you, but it is not a major prerequsite for a GIS job. Just my $0.02 worth. Good luck.

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Career Advice Hasan Sep 29, 2016 13:14:57 CDT
you are here     Re:Career Advice rondoman Oct 27, 2016 11:29:32 CDT
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