Ok… I can see the logic in requiring a GIS Analyst to be proficient with Windows OS, sql, and Linux etc…, however, it send me around the bend when I see job announcements that require a GIS analyst to not only be able to type 45 words per minute but to also have a typing certificate! Gimme a break… well, if you want to work as a GIS Tech in Douglas County Nevada then you’ll need a certificate according to a recent career posting. Apparently it’s so important that this requirement is even in BOLD on the application form. I think Douglas County should perhaps consider having their GIS coordinator write up their career announcements and maybe consider putting an emphasis on real life skills and successes and let the typing requirements soft themselves out. FYI, you can check out the job announcement at http://www.douglascountyhr.com or in the GISuser.com career section.
Archives for August 4, 2005
The developer of Jshape has come up with some really nifty uses of the Google Map API. Using what they term the Google Map Control panel, the developers have created some very unique apps using the API. See http://www.jshape.com/GoogleMap/map.jsp?lat=0&lon=0&zoom=16&width=720&height=360 as an example of this. Taking this even further, the developer has loaded GIS SHP files into the Google Map on the fly… how cool is that! The SHP files are displayed in typical Google fashion, however, the attributes are listed within the info box. Check this out at http://www.jshape.com/GoogleMap/