This is Micah and while I am the Geospatial Services Manager at a GIS consultant, this blog is written by ME in my role as a GIS professional and hobbyist, not Cloudpoint Geographics. So the views expressed in this blog are entirely mine and not in any way those of my wonderful employer.
Know Thyself (at least once a year)
There are lots of things I need to do when the calendar flips over to the next year; Query home sales, Back-up parcels, wash the coffee pot… essential yearly things. Last January I set out some professional benchmarks for myself. Here they are and how I did:
<½ Check> iTunes (Is Windows marketplace still running?)
Visit 4 (or so) Schools to talk about Geospatial Technology.
Either I set the bar too low or I am
a GIS Rockstar. You can think what you want, as for me, let’s just say, I’ll be ordering new business cards. Next year the stakes are even higher. Here’s new list of professional goals to keep me hopping in 2012:
Rollout HTML5 GIS application for use across platforms.
Use and track server-side metrics for ArcGIS Server performance improvement.
Larger and more automated data distribution network.
Sunset all ArcReader Use (Finally).
SEO for residential addresses within Peoria County. Implement Parcel Fabric into land records maintenance workflow. (Discovered this technology does not fit into our workflow)
Visit 5 (or so) Schools to talk about Geospatial Technology.
(Edit) Complete voter solution for Clerk’s Office
So you enjoy this Foo Fighter video and think about next year