About Paul Heersink

Paul Heersink has been working in the geomatics field for the past 20 years but has loved maps for pretty much his entire life. After earning a B. A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta and working for 7 years in the field of social work, he decided to return to his first love and earned a post-graduate diploma in cartography from Fleming college. He worked first as a cartographer and cartographic team lead with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources before moving over to head the map production team at Rand McNally Canada, now Canadian Cartographic Corporation. He is now currently employed with Esri Canada as the Community Maps production manager. With his wife he has written a book called Maps and Mapping for Canadian Kids.

Posts by Paul Heersink

Posted on September 13, 2017
Recently graduated? Starting out in your geomatics career? Here is a view from the other side. For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been in a position where I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to hire and manage staff. I’ve worked in the geomatics field for over 20 years in both the public and the private sector. I’ve learned a few things along the way that you might find worth considering as you go about applying for jobs and attending interviews. Some of my thoughts might come off sounding a bit harsh. I do understand that, behind every résumé is a person who is looking for a new opportunity in their career and/or simply looking...