University of Colorado at Boulder

Babs Buttenfield a member of NRC panel on the current and future workforce in geospatial fields

February 18, 2013.    Category: Research | Other

Barbara Buttenfield

The National Academies Press recently released a report about the future geospatial workforce, commissioned by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The report includes labor statistics and projections for GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, and cartography as well as for several emerging disciplines (crowdsourcing, forecasting, visual analytics, and human geography). The report will inform discussions regarding existing and planned university level geospatial training, as well as employment opportunities in local and state agencies, in environmental modeling and in homeland security and emergency management applications.

Download the report from the National Academies Press website.