Assists scientists, technologists, and related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying and using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development and provide user support.
This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Recommends procedures, equipment or software upgrades to increase data accessibility or ease of use.
- Provides technical support regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, equipment, or applications.
- Stays current with developments in Geographic Information through literature, colleagues, continuing education, professional organizations or conferences.
- Analyzes, configures, or troubleshoots applications.
- Selects cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.
- Transfers or rescales information from original photographs onto maps or other photographs.
- Reviews existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
- Interprets aerial or ortho photographs.
- Analyzes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
- Performs geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, or cartography software.
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