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Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
District Of Columbia

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Research or develop geospatial technologies. May produce databases, perform applications programming, or coordinate projects. May specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence.

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Currently Employed: 11,217

Projected Annual Job Openings: 210

Typical Hourly Wage: $42.81 - $60.69

Typical Annual Salary: $89,000 - $126,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Produce data layers, maps, tables, or reports, using spatial analysis procedures or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.
  • Coordinate the development or administration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects, including the development of technical priorities, client reporting and interface, or coordination and review of schedules and budgets.
  • Provide technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to clients or users.
  • Create, analyze, report, convert, or transfer data, using specialized applications program software.
  • Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications or procedures.
  • Provide technical support for computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software.
  • Lead, train, or supervise technicians or related staff in the conduct of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analytical procedures.
  • Perform computer programming, data analysis, or software development for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, including the maintenance of existing systems or research and development for future enhancements.
  • Collect, compile, or integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, such as remote sensing or cartographic data for inclusion in map manuscripts.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Computer servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Radarbased surveillance systems

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Map creation software
  • Object or component oriented development software

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