Recently (January 8th), GEOTEC hosted an industrial talk targeting our GEO-C doctoral students (link: http://geo-c.eu), and all GIS enthusiasts, given by representatives of Suez Water Spain (link: http://suez.es/). Suez is a multi-national company active in 5 continents, with over 80 000 employees and 400 000 clients, who mainly – but not exclusively – perform projects related to water treatment and management. Clearly, Geographic Information technologies and techniques play a central role in the developed solutions.
Suez gave an overview of the types of projects they are involved in, along with some concrete examples. They then summarised how projects are typically developed, the different roles in projects, how GIS professionals and geospatial technologies fit within a project, and how a GIS specialist fits in the workspace in general and may develop his/her career.