Applies remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, and homeland security. May develop new analytical techniques and sensor systems or may develop new applications for existing systems.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
A person in this career:
- Analyzes data acquired from aircraft, satellites, or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Manages or analyzes data obtained from remote sensing systems to obtain meaningful results.
- Processes aerial or satellite imagery to create products such as land cover maps.
- Develops or builds databases for remote sensing or related geospatial project information.
- Monitors quality of remote sensing data collection operations to determine if procedural or equipment changes are necessary.
- Attends meetings or seminars or reads current literature to maintain knowledge of developments in the field of remote sensing.
- Prepares or delivers reports or presentations of geospatial project information.
- Conducts research into the application or enhancement of remote sensing technology.
- Discusses project goals, equipment requirements, or methodologies with colleagues or team members.
- Integrates other geospatial data sources into projects.