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The geo sector in the Netherlands consists of a large group of organizations that are involved in the collection, processing, analysis and application of geo-information.
It is legally regulated that a number of these organizations are responsible for keeping one or more of the geo-oriented basic registrations: Land Registry (‘Kadaster’, BKR), Addresses and Buildings (‘Adressen en Gebouwen’, BAG), Value real estate (‘Waardevastgoed’, WOZ), Large-scale Topography (‘Grootschalige Topografie’, BGT), Soil (BRO), Topography (BRT) and Cables and Pipes (WION).
These organizations regularly supply the geo-data to the National Provision (LV). This geographical data is available to everyone in the Netherlands via the Public Domain on Map (PDOK).
What groups of organizations are we talking about?
Consultancy firms, agricultural collectives, architectural firms, dredging companies, contractors, data analysis companies, municipalities, contractors, engineering firms, land registry, agricultural companies, surveying, landscapes, ministries, education, natural monuments, offshore, environmental services, provinces, Rijkswaterstaat, software agencies, railways, safety regions, insurers, water boards and housing associations.
CAD and GIS are increasingly used in all educational levels in the Netherlands. In secondary schools, GIS is included in geography education.
Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands is a platform for start-ups in the geo-sector and trains people for various positions with our clients.
In the Netherlands, hundreds of Geo-ICT employees will be needed in the coming years. Do you want to work with geo-information and CAD and GIS and do you want to start your career with one of our clients?
An application manager is responsible for the optimal functioning of information systems. This can be one information system, but also several at the same time. It is important to ensure the continuity of the system. In addition, an application manager is responsible for completing the organization’s information provision policy. For example for the part of geo information.
Tasks of an application manager
- Co-management and (further) development of (geo) applications.
- Analyzing and resolving incidents, identifying underlying problems, trends and other developments.
- Translating user wishes when adjusting the (geo) applications
- Conducting acceptance tests.
- Teach users the correct use of (geo) applications.
- Maintaining contact with various suppliers and specialists on the one hand and end users on the other.
- Contribute to the construction and management of (custom) Geo-ICT solutions.
- Manage, maintain, inform and support the documentation of the application.
- Advising on the purchase or expansion of equipment and software.
- Point of contact about contracts for external suppliers and technical administrators.
- Translate information needs into functionalities aimed at optimal use of applications.
- Manage and administer change requests in response to user organization requests or legislative changes.
- Determining the impact of change requests on business processes, systems and administrative organization.
The Application Management employee has followed the standard courses of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. In addition, he has taken one or more of the following courses: MicroStation Management, AutoCAD Infraworks, ArcGIS Desktop Application Manager. In addition, he or she follows the part-time hbo Geo-ICT bij Hogeschool NOVI. From the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, the Application Management Employee is deployed at clients such as municipalities, central government, cadastre, engineering bureau, water boards, provinces and contractors.
All addresses and buildings in the Netherlands are kept in a uniform manner in the Basic Registration of Addresses and Buildings (BAG: ‘Basisregistratie Adressen en Gebouwen’). It is regulated by law that the municipalities and water boards keep this data up to date with the ‘Landelijke Voorziening’ of ‘het Kadaster’ so that everyone can use it. The BAG employee is the spider in the web in this interplay. The management of the BAG requires knowledge of a BAG application and of object delineation. In addition, insight into the operation of the BAG processes and the quality requirements that apply is also very important. This is described in the ‘Objectenhandboek BAG’.
The BAG employee has followed the standard courses of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
Besides, he followed Basic Registration Adresses and Buildings (BAG) and is studying part-time hbo Geo-ICT bij Hogeschool NOVI. Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands secondes the BAG employee to various organizations. Examples of such organizations are; source holders, municipalities (approximately 400) and water boards (approximately 22).
The employee starts as a junior BAG employee. In this position he or she is active in the administrative and geometric data processing of the BAG applications. As a student, you can progress to senior BAG manager. at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, BAG employees can always work with at least one of the following BAG applications: Neuron BAG, Key2BAG , GT-BAG , CVision en GouwBAG.
The BGT employee is active in the administrative and geometric data processing in the BGT applications. The Register of Large-scale Topography (BGT, Basisregistratie Grootschalige Topografie) is a detailed digital map of the Netherlands.
Objects such as buildings, roads, water, railway lines and greenery are unambiguously recorded in the BGT. Municipalities, provinces and water boards, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, Rijkswaterstaat and ProRail are working on this.
Each of these parties, or source holders, is responsible for their own piece of the digital map. The source holders are organized in the ‘stichting Samenwerkingsverband Bronhouders voor de BGT (SVB-BGT)’. Kadaster continues to work on the map and manages the ‘Landelijke Voorziening’. The products of this national collaboration are available via ‘Publieke Dienstverlening op de Kaart’ (PDOK).
The Application Management employee has followed the standard courses of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. In addition, the BGT employee can work with one or more of the following BGT applications: DGDialog, Geometius BGT, Neuron BGT, Ned BGT and GBI. In addition, the BGT employee has followed our BGT Employee course and is a part-time student at hbo Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The BGT Employee is deployed by clients from the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is making a digital representation of all physical and functional features of a building. A BIM model is a shared knowledge source or file of information about the building that serves as a reliable basis for making decisions throughout the building’s lifecycle. So from the initial design, construction and management to the demolition of the building. A basic principle of BIM is that different parties and teams work together in different phases of the building’s lifecycle, whereby supplying, retrieving and processing the information in the BIM serves as support and facilitation of the roles of the various stakeholders.
The requirements of a BIM are:
- a shared digital display;
- interoperable information in the model, ie. different computers (software) can exchange and use the files;
- the exchange is based on open standards;
- the exchange must be possible in the language of the participants in the project.
The BIM employee has followed the standard courses of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
In addition, he has followed our BIM Employee course and takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The BIM Employee is deployed by contractors from Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. The employee is a specialist in working with the applications Revit en ArchiCAD.
The Public Space Manager (Beheerder Openbare Ruimte, BOR) manages objects such as greenery, roads, playground equipment, bridges and culverts, sewers, waterways and buildings. In order to make good decisions regarding the construction and management of these objects, or assets, information is needed about various aspects of them. Is this object due for replacement or is the current maintenance sufficient to achieve the object’s objective?
Keeping data up to date is the basis of asset management. Think, for example, of the year of construction, location, dimensions or material use of the assets. The interpretation of data provides information to determine what is needed. The public space manager applies CAD en GIS for this. In addition, the current state of the collection of objects determines which actions are needed when. Inspection and monitoring of the assets are the basis for this.
Current, reliable and complete inspection data provide information that is necessary to make good decisions. Collecting and maintaining data and information is therefore a strategic activity.
In addition to the standard courses that every employee of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands has followed, the employee BOR is also familiar with the packages such as GBI and DGDialog. In addition, he or she takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The BOR Employee is deployed by clients from the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
The CAD employee at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, makes both 2D and 3D drawings. For example, he makes maps and other geographical maps with AutoCAD or draws the house connections for gas and electricity lines. It is also possible that he makes various drawings as a civil engineering, surveying or construction planner.
The CAD employee has followed the standard courses of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. The CAD employee at Geo-ICT Training Center controls AutoCAD 2D and 3D and MicroStation 2D and 3D. In addition, he or she is also a certified Revit Draftsman. In addition, he or she also takes part-time HBO Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The CAD Employee is deployed by clients from the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
Organizations have an increasing amount of data, including related to the System of Basic Registrations and decentralization in the social domain. In addition, there is an increasing supply of open and big data related to social developments, which are relevant to policy development.
The Geo-ICT data analyst plays an important role in this. He or she can work with many types of data and applies geo-data on a large scale. For example, by using GIS to perform complex spatial analyzes and visualize the results. In addition, the Geo-ICT Data Analyst is responsible for analyzing and performing quality checks of collected (geo) data and he or she guarantees the reliability of this data.
Examples of a data analyst’s duties include:
- Ensuring excellent data quality and expanding the application possibilities.
- Ensuring the security and reliability of data and the analyzes thereof.
- Applying complex data analyzes to create prediction models.
- Designing, developing and realizing dashboards and reports with modern BI tooling.
- Support with procurement projects for aerial photos and satellite images.
- Perform GIS analyzes for, among other things, acquisition and project preparations. But also for visualisations, spatial issues and various research projects.
- Quality assessment of footage from drones, aerial photos, satellites, etc.
- Contribute to continuous process improvement of algorithms, software tools and products.
The Data Analysis employee has a college or university education and follows the Data Analysis course at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. This course consists of the Python Data Science, R Programming and Matlab, SQL and QGIS courses.
The Data Analysis Employee is seconded from Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. Our data analysts also have GIS knowledge and knowledge of the Geo-Basic registrations. Examples of clients are; municipalities, central governments, Kadaster, engineering office, water boards, provinces and contractors.
The GIS employee at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands applies GIS in various fields. He makes 2D and 3D geographic products and often works for organizations that are responsible for geo basic registrations such as the BAG and BGT. An employee often starts as an operator.
But after a while he or she is able to collect geographic data from various sources and apply meaningful complex GIS analyzes to it.
The GIS employee at Geo-ICT Training Center has mastered ArcGIS 2D and 3D and QGIS 2D and 3D. In addition, he or she is an advanced FME user. In addition, he or she takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The GIS Employee is deployed by clients from Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
For example, a hydrographer measures and / or checks the depth of the water, the composition of the water, the tide, the waves and the current. The hydrographer also checks, for example, whether oil and gas pipes are in the right place. This is done from a ship using, for example, sonar equipment. Sometimes divers are sent down for further investigation at the sea bottom.
The hydrographer writes a report on his findings and sometimes attaches recommendations to it. The data he collects is used, among other things, for navigation maps or the location of an oil rig. This is important data for offshore and dredging companies, but also for Rijkswaterstaat and the Royal Netherlands Navy. It is important that a hydrographer does not suffer from seasickness and does not mind being away from home for months.
- Obtaining measurement data about the physical state of the water and the sediment such as water height, flow, discharge, depth and type of soil;
- Processing large amounts of hydrographic data;
- Developing smart sound stations and automatic water level control in water management;
- The processing of measurement data into products such as, for example, nautical charts for shipping navigation;
- Real-time measurements of the water quantity and processing the measurement data in GIS;
- Sonar scanning, 3D laser scanning, remote sensing;
- Applications for detecting unexploded ordnance;
- Tracing wrecks such as sunken ships or crashed aircraft;
- Being the eyes underwater for the construction of wind farms at sea or the construction of hydraulic engineering works;
- Processing data from navigation and positioning systems, including also future systems such as Beidou (Chinese) and Galileo (European) for eg the placement of oil rigs;
- The management and processing of data from measuring networks of the water boards or Rijkswaterstaat (for example, flow and drainage);
- Advising on and around water about the (im) possibilities of measuring systems;
- Shipping tracking systems;
The hydrography employee has followed the internationally recognized CAT B Hydrography Course and takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. From the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands the Hydrografie Employee is used by large offshore companies, dredging companies, engineering firms, drinking water companies, Rijkswaterstaat, contractors, the navy, Shell, NAM, offshore construction companies, water boards of the Hydrographic Service.
Working and Learning in Geo-ICT as a hydrographer
As a surveyor you are at the basis of our projects and you bear responsibility for the quality of the fieldwork. You are fully independent in carrying out cadastral measurement work. In particular, these are verification measurements (for the provisional determination of field boundaries) and indication / split measurements (determination of new boundaries).
The following matters also fall under this position:
- Taking care of measuring, setting out and checking (parts of) construction and infrastructure projects.
- Processing measurement data into revision drawings
- Delivering the revision data according to the measurement and drawing regulations of the clients.
- Keep in touch, plan and consult with clients, implementers and fitters.
- You are responsible for reporting any discrepancies with regard to specifications and measurement data.
- Improving the dimensions in consultation with the implementers.
The Land Surveyor employee is familiar with several CAD and GIS systems and has followed our Surveying Course and follows part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. From Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, this employee is deployed at surveying companies in the Netherlands. Examples of such companies are; Ingenieursbureau MUG, Facto-Geo, Leop, Ingenieursbureau RPS, Kempkes Landmeten and Kadaster. The employee starts as a junior surveyor, is active in geometric data processing. While studying, he or she grows into an independent Surveyor. A surveyor can work with one or more of the following applications: MOVE3D, AutoCAD Civil 3d Survey and ReCAP.
Matthijs van Egmond is one of our Land Surveying staff.
The pipeline management employee at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, uses the CAD / GIS operator to manage pipelines. Partly due to the WION Act, all pipe managers are busy completing and improving the quality of the pipe registrations. The pipe management employee uses various methods and techniques to trace these pipes to map them. An example of such a method is a ground radar. In addition, millions of house connections are digitized abroad and then processed in the source systems in the Netherlands.
The Lead Management employee at Geo-ICT Training Center manages SmallWorld GIS. In addition, he or she takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The pipe management employee is deployed by clients from Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands. The employee starts as a junior line manager. In this position he or she is involved in administrative and geometric data processing. While studying, the employee grows into a senior Pipeline Management specialist.
Employees of governments and consultancies draw up zoning plans using CAD and GIS. Examples of positions here are spatial planning employees, urban planners, the environment, traffic & transport and construction and housing supervision. Under the new Spatial Planning Act, since 1 January 2010, municipalities, provinces and central government have been obliged to record spatial plans digitally and make them electronically available as Open Data. The Spatial Planning employee (‘Ruimtelijke Orderning’, RO) of Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, specializes in this.
The Spatial Planning employee has knowledge of CAD and GIS systems and is also trained with packages such as Dezta or ROPlan. In addition, he or she takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands seconds the Employee RO to municipalities, provinces, water boards and consultancy firms.
Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands organizes more than 200 CAD, GIS, Geodesy, Hydrography, ICT, Databases, Programming and Data analysis courses in 4 locations in the Netherlands. All these courses can also be given at our customers on location. As an employee you develop and give courses. All teachers at Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands are specialists in one or more CAD, GIS packages, Databases and programming languages. They enjoy transferring this knowledge in small groups.
Our teachers also have a teaching qualification or are prepared to achieve this by, for example, taking part-time master’s education alongside their work. All teachers take care of a set of courses. They also develop new (custom) courses. Our teachers sometimes also do temporary secondments in between, in order to learn new things and to remain in practice with both feet. Teachers who want to follow this part-time work part-time GIS master at UNIGIS.Center, the Netherlands.
The software development employee, or Geo-ICT Software Developer, writes, implements, tests, improves and maintains software. In doing so, he bases his work on the needs of the business and the end user. The software engineer is responsible for the entire process of converting wishes, problems or questions into concrete software solutions. It is therefore not just about programming, but also about everything around it, such as the planning of the work, the consultation with the client and the maintenance of the software.
Software developers are responsible for the entire process surrounding the development, implementation and maintenance of software through a systematic and disciplined approach. From determining the requirements to delivery of the software, he plays an important role. His activities include:
- Analyzing the requirements that the software must meet;
- Drawing up and elaborating the desired specifications of the software (often in a functional design);
- Planning the execution of the programming work;
- Developing and producing the software (often in close consultation with the customer and / or client);
- Testing whether the software functions correctly and whether it meets the requirements of the end users;
- Writing accompanying documentation about the software, both for end users and technicians who need to work with it;
- Maintaining and updating the software, adapting it to changing requirements.
The Software Development employee has taken one or more of the following courses: Scrum Master, QGIS and Python, ArcGIS and Python, Smallworld and Magik, TatukGIS and Delphi. He also takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. From the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, the Software Development Employee is deployed at software agencies, clients such as municipalities, central government, cadastre, engineering agency, water boards, provinces and contractors.
The work preparation planner employee is at the basis of architectural, civil engineering, traffic engineering, environmental, hydrographic and archaeological projects. He is familiar with the geo-basic registrations and can ensure that all the map material that is already available is used from the start.
He is responsible for preparing these projects. In addition, as a Geo-ICT specialist, he knows very well which map material you can find where. He ensures good geo-information provision on the project. Where necessary, he creates map material himself. He also often takes care of the project planning and monitors it. The work planner at Geo-ICT Training Center has mastered AutoCAD 3D and Revit. He / she has often also followed the BIM course.
In addition, he / she takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI. The work planner is deployed by clients from Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands.
Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands is a platform for Geo-ICT Trainees in the geo sector. Many new personnel will be required in this sector in the coming years. We train Geo-ICT Trainees in a targeted manner and help them get started in our fascinating field. Our clients constantly ask us for staff. We are also looking for (freelance) teachers to give courses. Consult our function catalog below.