My name is Tuan and I am living in Melbourne Australia. I have been contrbuting to OSM for over 7 years and I’ve learned to use JOSM, iD effectively. I spent almost 1-2 hours every night and most of my weekends doing onsite surveys, adding points and drawing OSM maps in parts of Vietnam, and many cities and suburbs in Australia.
After years of mapping I have advanced myself to an Advanced Contributor, which has allowed me to be a mentor and advisor to many GIS developers in Vietnam.
Overall I have mapped OSM with a passion and wouldn’t mind spending longer for OSM.
My current job is advertising coordinator. However, the job has become harder recently and I am afraid that I cannot keep the job in the next few months.
At the moment I am seriously considering a career change into the GIS field.
- Would I be able to utilise my mapping experience (both in survey and armchair mapping) in the GIS field and developing data source for maps in general?
- If yes, is there a high demand for such positions in Australia?
AND, * what are the qualifications for such a job?
Mapping has been my passion for many years and I wouldn’t mind moving anywhere in order to pursue this dream. I
Please let me know your thoughts. Any advice is well regarded.