Assists scientists, technologists, 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.
This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Designs or prepares graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications.
- Maintains or modifies existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
- Analyzes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
- Enters data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning or automatic conversion to vectors, or conversion of other sources of digital data.
- Reviews existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
- Performs geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis, using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, or cartography software.
- Designs or coordinates the development of integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial or non-spatial databases.
- Selects cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.
- Provides technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, equipment, or applications.
- Interprets aerial or ortho photographs.