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I Quit My Job

After 12 years of working as a GIS specialist / Consultant, I quit and I am ready to move on. 


Looking back at the last 12 years if I could go back in time and give myself some advice I would tell myself these 8 things.


  1. Boring Work won’t necessarily lead to interesting work
  2. Getting good at something typical leads to doing more of that thing
  3. Have more empathy for the professionals that you work with
  4. Think more about where you are trying to go
  5. Network
  6. Find a mentor
  7. Sometimes it’s just not a good fit
  8. You don’t get to decide what is broken

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  2. I am looking for projects based on or around OpenStreetMap – this is part of a promotional campaign that I am doing together with OpenCageMore information here


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About the Author
I'm Daniel O'Donohue, the voice and creator behind The MapScaping Podcast ( A podcast for the geospatial community ). With a professional background as a geospatial specialist, I've spent years harnessing the power of spatial to unravel the complexities of our world, one layer at a time.