New Course: Survey of python for GIS applications

Thanks for your interest in my new course on Python for GIS applications. This course is intended to provide a broad overview of the python programming language and the python ecosystem, especially for geospatial applications. The goal is to provide you with an understanding of how all the pieces work together and provide a starting point from which you can explore specific packages on your own. Continue reading “New Course: Survey of python for GIS applications”

Do I need to know how to code to be a GIS professional?

The short answer is no. But it will help you more than you can imagine. The GIS world doesn’t need everyone to be coders. Most GIS software is sufficiently complex that one could easily spend their entire careers working with one program and never use all of it, let alone have to improve on it.  It would certainly be possible to specialize in a specific aspect of GIS or a specific type of analysis and never learn to write your own code.  If the thought of programming sends tremors of fear down your spine, fear not. You will always be needed. Continue reading “Do I need to know how to code to be a GIS professional?”