Testimonials

‘The National GI Minor at the VU University allowed me to positively change my perspective of geo-information science. Having done only two preliminary GIS courses, the minor offered a significant opportunity to grasp the concepts and foundations of modern day GIS. A distinct variety of topics covered in the seminars has notably broadened my skills and thinking. Some seminars and projects were quite challenging, yet the available assistance boosted my confidence with the technical aspects, which I admired. The lecturers are friendly, open-minded and willing to discuss potential critique the students have and take this into consideration when assessing next years course structure. All in all, an insightful opportunity to get familiar, confident and experienced with GIS.’

Paolo Tasseron, GI Minor student 2017/18

GI Minor Student Herman Rietema (2017/2018) featured on AT5 coverage presenting his case study investigation regarding location suitability for young families in Amsterdam.

GI minor Case study work featured on AT5

“With knowledge of geo-information you can make the information of your own area of expertise more significant by being able to recognize structures and patterns.”

Theo Thewessen, director, Geodan

“There is a need for T-shaped people, people who have knowledge of two disciplines and who can make out the intersection. If geo-information is one of those disciplines, you’ll have a unique combination in your skillset.” 

Jan Willem van Eck, director of strategy, Esri Nederland

“I expect that the demand for highly educated employees in geo-information will rise sharply. On the one hand due to the aging labor market and on the other hand due to the increased call for the use geo-information to enhance corporate processes.”

Peter Hoogwerf, director, Kadaster

“Er komen steeds meer diensten die gebaseerd zijn op locatie-informatie, de computerkracht en beschikbaarheid van data is oneindig. We hebben mensen nodig die deze data toegankelijk en daarmee toepasbaar kunnen maken.”

Marcel Timmer, Microsoft

“Voor het analyseren en visualiseren van bijvoorbeeld satellietinformatie en klimaatverandering is kennis van innovatieve geo-informatietechnieken cruciaal.”  

Frits Brouwer, hoofddirecteur KNMI

“Het vakgebied geo-informatie is onverminderd belangrijk, denk aan hergebruik van ruimte, smart grids, operationeel beeld, mobiele toepassingen, bevolkingsanalyse etc. Logica heeft belang bij geo- informatiedeskundigen die tevens IT kennis bezitten.” 

Robert Voûte, practice manager Geo-ICT, CGI NL

“In de vakgebieden waarin Arcadis adviseert, is kennis van ruimtelijke informatie van groot belang. Juist mensen uit brede studierichtingen met een specialisatie in geo-informatie zijn waardevol.” 

Gerben Koppelman, hoofd informatiemanagement, Arcadis.