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Mettja K.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Technical Writing
  • Software Documentation
  • GIS
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Mapping
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Mapbox
  • Data Visualization

I have a unique set of skills that can help make all of your maps, graphics, reports, user guides, technical documents, proposals and presentations look professional, clean, and user-friendly. I have a technical background working for many years as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) manager at a large municipality, specializing in SQL database administration, custom online mapping applications, and asset management CRM. I have extensive knowledge of ArcGIS Online, including setting up Field Maps, integrating with Make (formerly Integromat), creating custom dashboards, customizing with Arcade, and administering organization AGOL websites....

Nic W.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Python
  • Data Scraping
  • GIS
  • QGIS
  • Digital Mapping
  • ArcGIS
  • Leaflet
  • JavaScript
  • Web Development
  • Cartography
  • Node.js
  • Google Maps API

I am a GIS consultant specializing in developing custom scripts, tools, and applications to streamline your geospatial workflows. Other skills include digital cartography, spatial analysis, and building custom webmapping tools. I have experience with many GIS programs including ArcGIS, QGIS, Microstation, GlobalMapper. I can develop either stand alone GIS applications, or custom tools for existing GIS software as needed. I have a BSc. in geomatics from the University of Victoria, as well as an Advanced Diploma in GIS from Vancouver Island Univeristy. Noteworthy projects include: developing a stand alone GIS application using Qt and QGIS...

Paul W.
$32/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • ArcGIS
  • Data Entry
  • GIS
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Cartography
  • Database Management
  • Records Management
  • Site Planning
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Researcher
  • Geolocation
  • Aerial Photography
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Mapping

I am a former business owner of a small mapping firm and previous to that Production Manager over a medium size mapping firm. I bring over 25 years of experience in the geospatial industry. BA in Geography 1994 - Eastern Washington University|GISP Many successful projects for Federal, State, County and Local government entities (USDA, USGS, BLM, USFS, States of Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Washington,... and numerous County Tax Accessors and GIS/Engineer divisions. Predominate experience in ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper, QCoherent, Autodesk,... Tasks include Geodatabase development, cartographic design, LiDAR 3D modeling and analysis,...

David V.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Graphic Design
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Layout Design
  • Branding
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • GIS
  • Vector Tracing
  • Geographic Infographic
  • Vector Art
  • Poster
  • Informational Infographic
  • Brochure
  • Print Design
  • 2D Illustration

Hello! Thanks for visiting my page! I'm a Graphic Designer by heart and by trade, with a particular love for creating beautiful maps. Because of my passion for Graphic Design, I've always enjoyed creating Flyers, Albums, and Posters. My previous profession lead me down a path of discovering Cartography, Map Creation, and I even have some experience in GIS. With all of this, I've honed in on this unique type of art for over a decade. I pride myself in the creation of attractive, static maps while still providing functionality tailored to the client's needs. My eye for color and strong layout skills are what set me apart from many other GIS...

Sayyed F.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Data Analysis
  • QGIS
  • OpenStreetMap
  • GeoJSON
  • Spatial Analysis
  • PostGIS
  • GIS
  • Python
  • ArcGIS
  • Geocoding
  • pandas
  • Geospatial Data
  • SQL
  • ETL Pipeline
  • Data Wrangling

At a certain point, any business depends on turning data into information to expand. So, we have the opportunity to do so by contributing to your project/business through these applicable operations: - Running spatial queries and data engineering/analysis by PostGIS which could help with business development like Lead Generation. - Data Cleaning, Analysis, and Processing using Pandas & Geopandas Python tools. - Using Python packages/liberaries/modules like (OSMnx, Folium, ... and NetworkX). - Web GIS backend technologies (GeoPandas and PostGIS). - GIS purposes include Land Development, Infrastructure monitoring, and design, Land use, Land...

Marc C.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • CSS
  • GeoAPI
  • Google Maps API
  • Django
  • Full-Stack Development
  • Map Illustration
  • Geospatial Data
  • SQL
  • Leaflet
  • Vue.js
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • GIS
  • Map Integration
  • Web Development
  • PostgreSQL

I have dedicated my career to Geographic Information Systems and data, doing web apps with maps, geospatial APIs and plugins. On the back-end, I have been using Python and Django for the last seven years, and on the front-end I have been using VueJS for the last three. I'm also proficient with HTML5, CSS/SASS and vanilla ES6. I like paying attention to UX/UI details and I often use Quasar when working with VueJS. On web mapping JS frameworks, I'm most experienced with Leaflet, but I have worked with Google Maps, Open Layers, Cesium JS and Mapbox GL JS. I have also experience with GeoServer, PostGIS and other standard spatial libraries such...

Kelli B.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • ArcGIS
  • Data Analysis
  • Geospatial Data
  • Geolocation
  • GIS
  • ArcGIS Online

GIS Consultant with 18+ years of experience. Software experience: ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS 9.x, ArcGIS 10.x, ArcView 3.x, Arc/Info Workstation, FME, Pathfinder Office, Terrasync, Garmin MapSource, Google Earth, QGIS and AutoCAD. Industry experience telecommunications, water/wastewater, forestry, transportation, environmental, electric utilities, and solar. Certifications: - Certified GIS Professional (GISP) - Certified ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Associate Services offered: - Custom Map Creation - Geodatabase Design - Geolocation/Geocoding - Data Analysis - Spatial Analysis - Network Analysis/Drive Time - Georeferencing - Demographic Analysis - Web Map...

Mushegh M.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Digital Mapping
  • Leaflet
  • OpenStreetMap
  • GIS
  • Geolocation
  • Geospatial Data
  • QGIS
  • Data Visualization
  • Python
  • Geocoding
  • Data Analysis
  • GIS Software
  • ArcGIS
  • OpenLayers
  • PostGIS

Hello, I'm a GIS expert and developer. I have more than 8 years of professional experience in GIS and GIS development. I have developed lots of plugins for both ArcGIS and QGIS as well as custom standalone GIS scripts. I do most of the development using Python and familiar with almost all GIS libraries. I adore my job and can spend enormous amount of time doing it. I never give up on certain problem that may arise during the project. I'm very much responsible and flexible person and always deliver high quality outputs. Even if the client's requirements are already met by me, I do not stop there and keep improving the result. Looking forward...

Vladimir O.
$79/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • GIS
  • Node.js
  • JavaScript
  • Digital Mapping
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Geospatial Data
  • QGIS
  • PostGIS
  • Mapbox
  • Data Mining
  • BigQuery
  • ETL Pipeline
  • Data Analysis
  • SQL
  • Python

Do you need MVP with a map? Do your PostgreSQL works very slow? Do you need customize Mapbox style? Contact me! Interactive map development (full-stack: Mapbox, Leaflet, Node.js, JavaScript, Vue, React, Python, PostgreSQL, PostGIS), ETL, geospatial data analysis, data visualization (2D and 3D), data entry. Invite me for an interview and I will make a demo solution for you for free. Skills: - interactive map development, - geospatial data entry, - real estate data pulling and processing, - data visualization, - geodata conversion, - indoor map (floor plan), - geodata transformation, - geospatial analysis, - cartography, -...

Dustin H.
$58/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Data Analysis
  • CAD Conversion
  • Data Mining
  • Geolocation
  • Geospatial Data
  • GIS
  • GeoJSON
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Environmental Science
  • Google Earth
  • Python
  • Data Visualization
  • ArcGIS

Dustin H., GISP Independent GIS Consultant dhmappingllc.com CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS !!! I have been a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) since 2014 with over 14 years of GIS experience. I graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one in Natural Resource Management and the other in Geography with an emphasis in Geographic Methods. In addition to Upwork, I have done over 3,000 billable hours outside of the platform. I am a well-rounded GIS professional who is passionate about their work and is always striving for excellence. My greatest strength is using the ESRI platform to create spatial data via automation using model...

Ronald D.
$18/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Field Recording
  • Geographic Infographic
  • Field Studies
  • Risk Analysis
  • GIS
  • Field-Map
  • Cartography & Maps
  • QGIS

Ability to work on cartographic software: Qgis, Arcqgis, Global mapper and CAD drawing software: sketchup.

Mahmoud M.
$23/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Maps API
  • JavaScript
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Cartography & Maps
  • Leaflet
  • GIS
  • Georeferencing
  • GeoJSON
  • Mapbox
  • Digital Mapping
  • Map Visualization
  • Geospatial Data
  • Data Visualization
  • React

I’m Mahmoud. I’m senior GIS analyst. I have been working in GIS field for more than 12 years since 2009. I know and use different software like QGIS, ArcGIS and Mapinfo. also I know some programming language(Javascript , php and c#). web design as HTML and CSS . Services offered: -Developing superior geographical contents for printings.. -Digitizing maps and updating base maps using satellite images (ARCGIS , QGIS and Google Earth). -build, maintain and update GIS databases. -Image processing such as Re-projection, Geo-referencing of any map. -analyze the spatial and non-spatial information. -preforming all network analysis process...

Christopher B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Quality Assurance
  • SQL
  • GIS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Cartography & Maps
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Researcher
  • Data Analysis
  • ArcGIS
  • Blog Writing
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Microsoft Power BI Data Visualization
  • GIS Software
  • Geospatial Data

My greatest professional strength is my knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS (10.x and Pro) and in-depth knowledge of standard tools. I also have experience designing and deploying web maps for field data collection in AGOL. I am great at creating solutions for complex spatial puzzles and developing and documenting better work-flows. I create GIS tools and scripts using Model Builder to streamline iterative processes. As an undergraduate, my research earned me the Miriam & Saul Cohen Award for Excellence in Geographic Research (2011). Writing is my strongest non-GIS related skill and I love utilizing it.

Matt B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Data Analysis
  • Python
  • SQL
  • QGIS
  • Website Development
  • RStudio
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Linear Regression
  • Modeling
  • Digital Mapping
  • ArcGIS
  • GIS
  • Data Entry
  • ArcGIS Online

I have a deep passion for technology, cartography, and our natural world. This has led me to work as a Research Analyst for Portland State University, and as a Geospatial Systems Specialist for the U.S. Forest Service. Whether you need a cartographic product, a GIS web service, or a variety of other geospatial products, I can help!

Raphael Z.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • PostgreSQL Programming
  • Python
  • QGIS
  • Urban Planning
  • JavaScript
  • GIS
  • Data Analysis
  • PostGIS
  • SQL Programming
  • Mapbox
  • Leaflet
  • API
  • Geospatial Data
  • SQL

GIS developer with extensive experience in spatial database management, data collection, geospatial analysis, interactive web maps, and site selection analysis. I use a variety of open source software and programming languages. Postgres/PostGIS, Python and Javascript

Mostafa B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • QGIS
  • ArcGIS
  • Leaflet
  • OpenLayers
  • PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS
  • React
  • GIS
  • Laravel
  • Cesium
  • Python
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Software Architecture & Design

I'm a senior GIS/Spatial Data Full Stack Engineer,I have a Master's Degree in GIS/Geospatial and Over 8 years of experience in Geoinformation Systems Development and GIS Data Engineering. I am armed with several hard skills: ✅ Interactive map development, ✅ Web GIS applications development (2D & 3D) ✅ Spatial ETL. ✅ Data visualization, ✅ Geodata conversion, ✅ Geodata transformation, ✅ Geospatial analysis, ✅ Cartography, ✅ Route map, #Tools and frameworks: ✅ Postgresql/PostGIS, ✅ Cesium ✅ Gdal/ogr ✅ Qgis/pyqgis, ✅ Leafletjs, Openlayers ✅ ReactJS ✅ Potree ✅ Spatialite/sqlite ✅ AWS : RDS/EC2 ... , Programming Languages:...

Amr Serag E.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Geographic Infographic
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Online
  • Cartography & Maps
  • QGIS
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Processing
  • Google Map Maker
  • GIS
  • Geometry
  • Geospatial Data
  • CAD Conversion
  • Digital Mapping
  • Geolocation
  • CAD Drafting

Hello, I am a GIS Data Analyst with 8 years professional experience and 2 years freelancer experience and this experience includes designing, maintaining and updating GIS databases, converting complex data into information that is easily readable and accessible to the general public, creating highly accurate maps and considerable field experience, Creates and updates electric, water, wastewater and other GIS features based on construction drawings and/or field data and all related geodatabase and Generate Quality reports. ------- Experience Industries * Logistics * Agriculture * Electricity and Utilities * Real estate ----------...

Adiba A.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Python
  • ArcGIS
  • GIS
  • OpenLayers
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Mapbox
  • PostGIS
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • QGIS

I have a Master Degree of Geoinformation and GIS, Over 10 years of experience in GIS development and Data science. Skills: • Web gis applications developement • Interactive map development • Data visualization, • Geodata conversion, • Geodata transformation, • Geospatial analysis, • Cartography, • GIS routing, • Tiling raster and vector data • Making customized story maps, • ETL: Python vector/raster batch processing, pyqgis • Spatial data processing: QGIS+Python, GDAL/OGR, any raster/vector data, CRS • Publish: Mapbox, MapServer, Geoserver expert (deploy, configure, SLD, WFS/WMS, GWC, REST API) • Geocoding: Nominatim, Google Map...

Mats W.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Cartography & Maps
  • GIS
  • Digital Mapping
  • ArcGIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • QGIS
  • Visualization
  • Floor Plan Design
  • Site Planning
  • 3D Modeling
  • Exterior Rendering
  • Digital Mapping
  • Map Visualization

A great map starts with a great cartographic layout—poor cartography can blur the message you are trying to convey. 20+ years of experience in GIS, Cartography, Design and Art Direction. I have worked on publicity campaigns distributed to over 130 countries in more than 20 languages. My GIS, Mapping and Cartography clients include: U.S Forestry Service, Swedish Forestry Service, The World Bank, The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Swedish University of Agriculture. Other clients include: Bay networks, Ericsson, Heimore Group, Hewlett Packard - HP, Hoechst Marion Roussel, InterNordia, Karlsson Spools, Sandvik, SAS, Solna...

Jonathan H.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Excel VBA
  • ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Online
  • SQL
  • GIS
  • Map Illustration
  • Digital Mapping
  • Google Docs
  • Market Research
  • Business Analysis
  • Google Maps API
  • Microsoft Excel

Do you want a Go-getter that is a problem solver, multi-talented, and has a strong passion and love for their work? I am your guy! My industry experience includes providing GIS solutions and services to the local, state, and federal government markets for 4 years. My primary area of focus is working with our clients to plan, design, develop and implement GIS solutions to support core business functions, business processes, and ensure data quality and data assurance within the organization. I have a Masters degree in Geographic Information Systems with an emphasis in Computer Science. I was a Division 1 Track & Field Athlete in college which...

Jignesh C.
$80/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Google Maps API
  • GIS
  • Web Application
  • iOS
  • API Integration
  • JavaScript
  • NFT
  • PHP
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Flutter
  • Mapbox
  • ERP Software
  • Customer Portal

Confused about a lot of jargon on my profile? Here is a simple introduction: JC has 12+ years of experience in software development. In the last 12 years, he has experience working from fortune 500 clients to very hot startups. He loves building mobile apps with newer technologies (like a flutter and react-native). He can understand new technologies very quickly and can work on any technology fast. Communication is his forte and that makes sure that all the projects run smoothly. What Clients Are Saying About My 5★★★★★ Results: ✅I have been working with UpWork for a long time and have hired a lot of freelancers. I would have to say J.C....

Wanisa Y.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Audio Transcription
  • ArcGIS
  • Data Entry
  • Data Management
  • QGIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Online Research
  • Thai
  • Data Mining
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Lead Generation
  • Leaflet
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Accuracy Verification
  • Google Sheets

The freelance profession has reached mine from the Upwork platform in 2016. At that time, the first project was a Data Mining Job, the project that had to research and build a database on Mobile Home Parks and owner's information, along with other information about the USA, whichever way the client desires. Moreover, since then, many clients have been interested in hiring in their projects of this nature, such as Very Fast Home Buyers (Formerly ARCO Home Solutions), Bid4Assets, Six Rock Properties, Scott Bond Real Estate, Browsing Media Limited, and most recently, is a Mobile Home Community Canvassing & Databasing project in West Virginia....

Jayesh P.
$18/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • iOS Development
  • Android App Development
  • Android
  • MEAN Stack
  • CodeIgniter
  • Mobile App Development
  • Mobile App
  • Laravel
  • PHP
  • HTML5

I represent A top-rated agency of highly skilled Full Stack software engineers specializing in LAMP (Symfony, Laravel, Codeigniter, Yii, Magento, Wordpress, Drupal), MERN, MEAN & Ruby on Rails. - Expert in Block Chain - React Native Extensive Project Management experience with team size ranging from 5 to 50 involving North American, European and Australian clients. Technical stack which we have: - Java - Swift/Objective-C - React Native - Flutter - Xamarin ( Native & Forms) - Node.js/AWS (for Backend) - PHP & .Net (For Backend) . Extensive experience with both relational & non-relational databases (MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL,...

Bjoern H.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Digital Mapping
  • Cartography & Maps
  • QGIS
  • GIS
  • Geospatial Data
  • ArcGIS
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Mapbox
  • GeoJSON

I am creating digital and interactive Maps using various techniques, tools and software to fit your needs. I am also available for GIS related jobs. - University degree in Geography, History and Economics (RWTH Aachen University / Germany) - Diploma in Geographic Information Systems (University Salzburg / Austria)

Akash B.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • React
  • Gatsby.js
  • Next.js
  • Static Site Generator
  • Node.js
  • Mapbox
  • UX Design
  • Leaflet
  • GIS
  • Data Visualization

With more than six years of UI/UX design and software development experience under my belt, I craft hyper-fast JAMstack sites through my northern Virginia-based web agency, Paonix. If you work with me, you'll be getting a custom-tailored site—I don't just grab a pre-existing theme or template and change a few colors. My intention is to work with you (or your company) to understand your design system, UX preferences, and overall messaging. With these aspects in mind, I will then actualize your platform, constantly iterating and communicating with you so that what I'm making is what you have in mind. Transparency is the name of the game....

Filippo Maria R.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • QGIS
  • Mapbox
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Sheets
  • ArcGIS Online
  • PostGIS
  • Leaflet
  • Scripts & Utilities
  • Database Management
  • Data Mining
  • GIS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Google Maps API

"This was my first experience of working with Filippo; not only were the results he produced excellent, but his management of expectations in terms of working time was refreshing and his guidance videos were very helpful too. I would highly recommend Filippo." "Filippo recommended the right project setup and tools to start with. Saved us time and money. Even in uncertain situations he acted pro actively and communicated straight. I like." "Filippo is very professional, he takes time to discuss and ask questions to be sure the issues are tackled. He is very dedicated and works pretty fast. If you are looking for projects to be done with...

Paula Catalina J.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Lumion
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Infographic
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • SketchUp
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Visualization
  • CAD Conversion
  • Autodesk Civil 3D
  • CAD Drafting
  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

Hi there,🤚 🔼THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO HIRE ME🔽 I am a civil engineer with more than +10 years of experience. I am Specialized in 4d animations in Navisworks , and or Lumion, 3d Modeling and Point clouds To 3d model conversion.I have 5 years of experience on site as an administrator engineer and project engineer. I can help you because i have the knowldge of AEC industry and the skills to work with almost any Autodesk, Mc Neel or Bentley tools ⚙️to get your project done. Secondary experience: light commercial, structural design, photo retouching,Video editing and image post-production of renders on Adobe photoshop. I speak Fluent...

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How to Hire Top GIS Developers

How to hire GIS developers

Geographic information system (GIS) technology has revolutionized the way we use geography to inform decisions. If you’re looking for a developer who can help your business better leverage geographic data, a GIS developer can help.

So how do you hire GIS developers? What follows are some tips for finding top GIS developers on Upwork.

How to shortlist GIS development professionals

As you’re browsing available GIS development consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want a GIS developer who understands your industry so they can develop a software solution custom-tailored to your needs.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., IT systems administration of an ASP.NET-powered back end).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular GIS developer.

How to write an effective GIS development job post

With a clear picture of your ideal GIS developer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a freelancer to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective GIS development job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From API integrations to unit tests, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, mapping tools, or GIS frameworks, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

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GIS DEVELOPERS FAQ

What is GIS development?

GIS is a framework for the capture, storage, and use of spatial or geographic data in software applications. GIS has many uses, including urban planning, environmental impact analysis, and agricultural applications.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in GIS development professionals:

  • GIS frameworks such as ArcGIS, Esri, and Portal
  • Programming languages such as C++, C#, JavaScript, and Python
  • Software development
  • Digital mapping (e.g., geospatial, cartography)
  • Industry-specific expertise (e.g., agriculture, real estate, environmental)

Why hire GIS developers?

The trick to finding top GIS developers is to identify your needs. Is your goal to leverage existing geographic data to find the optimal location to open a new branch of your retail business? Or are you performing an environmental survey of local wetlands? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire a GIS developer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced GIS developer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher-quality product.
  • A freelancer who is still in the process of building a client base may price their GIS development services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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