Geodata management plays an increasing role in digital society and has been strengthened in general linguistic usage. However, the conceptual content of such a term requires a definition accepted by all. In terms of international developments the DVW Working Group 2 – Geoinformation and Geodata Management developed a self-definition. On the basis of this definition, the role of geodata management in public administration, science and business is determined. The job profile for a geodata manager is derived from those requirements. Depending on the specific tasks, different job profiles can be developed. The authors conclude that geodata management is a future-oriented field of activity for geodesists.