irol wrote: »
I would love to study and work in the area of cartography and map-making, but don't really know where to start. I'm 29 and have an honours degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from NUIG. Looking around online, I see a course in geomatics in DIT, but that's a four year degree course and I don't think I can afford to put myself through (at least) four years of university now.
Are there any other courses or ways to get into this area? Any information would be great; it's something I've always been interested in but have no idea where to start.
irol wrote: »
Thanks for the reply, though I think I'd find it hard to get into a postgrad having not studied geography. I'll send them off a mail anyway.
El Siglo wrote: »
No you won't, I know a chap who worked as a techie in Intel for 25 years, did a BBS in DCU and is now doing a PhD in Geography. You'd have the perfect skills for the GIS and remote sensing because it's nearly all computer programming and all that jazz.
lstevo wrote: »
I would love to get in to this area. I will be finishing a degree in Computer Science soon and would love to get into Geomatics. Is there a good Msc to do here and what are the jobs like here at the moment? I know Maynooth do a Msc in Gis but I'd really like to do some outdoor work so I'm thinking an Msc in Geomatics is the way to go.
Any info or advice would be much appreciated.
Mickeroo wrote: »
Cork have an MSc in GIS & Remote Sensing. I did it myself, your computer science background will stand to you, much better than coming from a geography background. There's not much outdoor stuff bar one or two projects through out the year but you'd be fairly free to choose a dissertation topic that would involve plenty of outdoor work come summer time. For example one of my class mates was using a laser scanner to monitor sand dunes in Kerry for hers.
There are jobs around but they're fairly few and far between for the most part, lots more options in the UK though, new GIS jobs posted on indeed practically every day over there.