Mapping and Geospatial Industry Engagement Survey

Over the past few years, I’ve dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to OpenStreetMap as a personal interest. Recently, I’ve pondered the possibility of leveraging my experience as a seasoned software engineer to explore opportunities within the industry.

The idea of training new mappers, including students, also crossed my mind. However, I questioned whether there is a financial incentive for newcomers and whether there are viable job prospects in the field.

To delve into this matter, I decided to conduct a survey:

What’s your financial involvement in the mapping/geospatial industry?
  • Engaging in this solely as a hobby
  • Volunteering for an organization without financial compensation
  • Independent Consultant in the industry
  • Employed by a non-profit organization
  • Employed by a small company/startup
  • Employed by a large/medium-sized company
0 voters

Note that for some people multiple may apply - for example, for me first three apply (some activities solely as a hobby, involvement in OSMF qualifies for second and I also got paid for some GIS work)