Applies remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
A person in this career:
- Collects geospatial data, using technologies such as aerial photography, light and radio wave detection systems, digital satellites, or thermal energy systems.
- Verifies integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.
- Integrates remotely sensed data with other geospatial data.
- Consults with remote sensing scientists, surveyors, cartographers, or engineers to determine project needs.
- Adjusts remotely sensed images for optimum presentation by using software to select image displays, define image set categories, or choose processing routines.
- Manipulates raw data to enhance interpretation, either on the ground or during remote sensing flights.
- Merges scanned images or builds photo mosaics of large areas, using image processing software.
- Participates in the planning or development of mapping projects.
- Prepares documentation or presentations, including charts, photos, or graphs.
- Corrects raw data for errors due to factors such as skew or atmospheric variation.