Programming Proficiency Required

You need to be proficient in programming. Or at the very least, able to write a script to automate a workflow.

Remember that time I posted about what to be a cartographer in 2012? By and large, the readership agreed that development (maybe I should have just referred to it as “programming”) was a key component in the modern-day cartographer’s toolbox.

Along those same lines is today’s post on GeoMusings, Bill Dollins’ blog, arguing that programming is now an essential skill in a GIS analyst’s repertoire as well. This post is essential reading for GIS analysts and cartographers, as the arguments hold true regardless.

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