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Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists - 15-1199.04

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Geographic Information System Analyst (GIS Analyst)
  • Geographic Information Systems Administrator (GIS Administrator)
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)
  • Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator)
  • Geographic Information Systems Director (GIS Director)
  • Geographic Information Systems Manager (GIS Manager)
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Subject Matter Expert
  • Geospatial Program Management Officer
  • Resource Analyst

SOC Occupation Groups

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1100 Computer Occupations
15-1190 Miscellaneous Computer Occupations
15-1199.00 Computer Occupations, All Other
15-1199.04 Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Apply three-dimensional (3D) or four-dimensional (4D) technologies to geospatial data to allow for new or different analyses or applications.
  • Assist users in formulating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) requirements or understanding the implications of alternatives.
  • Collect, compile, or integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, such as remote sensing or cartographic data for inclusion in map manuscripts.
  • Conduct feasibility studies or identify system, time, equipment, or cost requirements for projects.
  • Conduct or coordinate research, data analysis, systems design, or support for software such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Global Positioning Systems (GPS) mapping software.
  • Coordinate or direct research or publication activities of technicians or related staff.
  • 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.
  • Create visual representations of geospatial data, using complex procedures such as analytical modeling, three-dimensional renderings, or plot creation.
  • Create, analyze, report, convert, or transfer data, using specialized applications program software.
  • Create, edit, or analyze geospatial data, using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) or digitizing techniques.
  • Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications or procedures.
  • Develop new applications for geospatial technology in areas such as farmland preservation, pollution measurement, or utilities operations management.
  • Develop specialized computer software routines, internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, or business applications to customize geographic information.
  • Document, design, code, or test Geographic Information Systems (GIS) models, internet mapping solutions, or other applications.
  • Lead, train, or supervise technicians or related staff in the conduct of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analytical procedures.
  • Make recommendations regarding upgrades, considering implications of new or revised Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, equipment, or applications.
  • Meet with clients to discuss topics such as technical specifications, customized solutions, or operational problems.
  • 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.
  • Perform integrated or computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses to address scientific problems.
  • Prepare training materials for, or make presentations to, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users.
  • Produce data layers, maps, tables, or reports, using spatial analysis procedures or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.
  • Provide technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to clients or users.
  • Provide technical support for computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in green applications.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Design computer modeling or simulation programs.
  • Design software applications.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements.
  • Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
  • Evaluate project designs to determine adequacy or feasibility.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities.
  • Prepare analytical reports.
  • Prepare data for analysis.
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Supervise information technology personnel.
  • Test software performance.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • All Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation All-Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combat Control (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geographic Intelligence Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Journeyman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information Operations Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Military Intelligence Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Scientific Applications Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signal Intelligence/Electronic Warfare (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Strategic Intelligence Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Geographic Information System Specialist