July 25, 2018
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
Ms. Amanda Miner, Environmental / GIS Analyst, MS (GIS), GISP
Envicom Corporation's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst, Amanda Miner, earned her GIS Professional (GISP)® credential from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) in June 2018. A GISP® is a Certified Professional who has “met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice” as established by the GISCI. The Certification provides qualified geospatial professionals with a method of demonstrating competence within the GIS profession and comprises two phases; an exam and a portfolio evaluation. The Certification is industry-wide, internationally recognized, and software agnostic. As there are currently no official study guides available for the GISP exam, Ms. Miner created her own comprehensive study materials and made them available to the GIS community via GISCI after the exam. Soon after, she was approached by the GISCI to serve on the GISP Exam Blueprint Redesign Committee in Washington, D.C. The Committee is tasked with updating the Knowledge Subject Areas (KSAs) for the 2019 exam to ensure that its content will test for critical competencies across a vast range of geospatial careers. Early in 2018, Ms. Miner also contributed to a professional review of components for the current Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) update, managed by the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence. Ms. Miner has 6 years of GIS experience in both the public and private sectors, and her professional expertise lies in providing GIS solutions for the natural resources, humanitarian and disaster response sectors.