Geographic Information Systems Technologists & Technicians

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Geographic Information System Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Systems Specialist), GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems Technician)

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What they do:
Assist scientists or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.
On the job, you would:
  • Produce data layers, maps, tables, or reports, using spatial analysis procedures or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.
  • Design or prepare graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications.
  • Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.

Knowledge

Math and Science

  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal

  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • Go Hot Technology
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Web platform development software

  • Bootstrap Hot Technology
  • React Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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