Field Notes
GIS Day: Discovering Your World Through Geospatial Technology
By Tonya Kauhi – Nov 19, 2014
HappyGIS Day, the annual celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) where users of GIS demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.  The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri President and Co-Founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with...

Let’s Grow! GeoProfessional Skills and Community Outreach Working Together
By Tonya Kauhi – Oct 27, 2014
I recently had the privilege of attending the 2014 ESRI International User Conference (ESRI UC) in San Diego. The ESRI UC is the world's largest event dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. With more than 15,000 attendees, the conference provides opportunities to keep up on...

A Roadmap to Personal Branding for Geoprofessionals: Part 3
By Christina Chelf – Sep 2, 2014
Now that you have defined your persona and promise through our first two posts on personal branding, it’s time to put them together into your brand story. This is a short pitch of one to three sentences that communicates your value and your promise to a target audience. How to Create your Brand...

A Roadmap to Personal Branding for Geoprofessionals: Part 2
By Christina Chelf – Aug 21, 2014
In our previous post on personal branding, my colleague Tonya Kauhi walked through how to define your persona—the qualities that make you, you. We originally intended to do this series in two posts, but realized it makes sense to break them up into three posts so you can focus on one step at a time...

Engineers and Scientists, Unlock Your Inner Artist
By Mike Hutchinson, LG, LHG – Aug 11, 2014
It was recently brought to my attention (I feel late to the game) that “Art” was added last year to educational curricula focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), creating a sub-group called STEAM.  This is fantastic news. As both an artist (guitarist) and a...