Another late post! I am going to have to get my act together. Two shorter discussions today.
First, GISCI has put out an invitation to GIS professionals for assistance in designing an exam for the GISP certification. I think it is pretty cool that they are trying to bring an exam to the certification. I do not know if it is going to bring more exposure and authority to the profession, but it certainly will not hurt. Land surveyors, architects, engineers all have tests for their professional certifications so maybe this will help GIS professionals. However, I do not know how you can make an exam like this. Even if it was broad it would be extremely difficult to cover all of the aspects and personalities of GIS while also making it difficult enough to really count. They are indicating that they want the exam in place by 2015 which would be slightly after I apply for my GISP so I might not have to take it, but we will see.
Lockheed Martin has delivered a functional prototype for the GPS III program. The next generation of GPS satellites should start their mission in 2015. After those initial few satellites there will of course be more launches and that will help our current aging system. And anybody who has read any of my posts, all 3 of you, knows that I am always in favor of more options when it comes to GPS. More capability is almost always good. We really can not afford to relax and must strive to update
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