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Professional Development Committee


The purpose of the Professional Development Committee will facilitate networking, advocating for continuing education opportunities, and compiling a yearly status report on the current geospatial industry and projected trends.


  • Coordinate with the Education Committee and understand trends in the academic sector.
  • Provide information to the Board on trends and professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Goals and Tasks

  1. Evaluate current geospatial industry and issue a description on projected trends and new technologies.
  2. List of skills geospatial professional should look to learn or hone to continue their professional development.
  3. Provide membership with opportunities to learn about new and/or alternative solutions for working with geospatial data, including datasets, software, and solutions.
  4. Review post-baccalaureate programs and provide a list of options for professionals looking to continue their education.
  5. Provide guidance and support for GISP applicants.

Committee Members


  • Sarah Baughman
  • Member-at-large (Vacant)


  • Sarah Baughman
  • Thomas York

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