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Geographic Information Systems Technicians - 15-1199.05

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Cartographer
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)
  • Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator)
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist)
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician)
  • Technical Support Specialist

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
15-1199.05 Geographic Information Systems Technicians

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in urban planning applications that promote better land use or reduce environmental impacts of development.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to determine the best locations for renewable energy sites, including solar or wind energy installations.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
  • Apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data in transportation routing settings to determine the best routing to reduce pollution or energy consumption.
  • Confer with biologists or other researchers in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to define wildlife areas or corridors for land use planning.
  • Confer with users to analyze, configure, or troubleshoot applications.
  • Design or coordinate the development of integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial or non-spatial databases.
  • Design or prepare graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications.
  • Enter 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.
  • Interpret aerial or ortho photographs.
  • Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Participate in projects that map changes in carbon emissions levels across different geographic locations, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.
  • Perform geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis, using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, or cartography software.
  • Provide technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, equipment, or applications.
  • 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.
  • Recommend procedures or equipment or software upgrades to increase data accessibility or ease of use.
  • Review existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation.
  • Select cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.
  • Transfer or rescale information from original photographs onto maps or other photographs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in green applications.
  • Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Develop scientific or mathematical models.
  • Evaluate data quality.
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
  • Update computer database information.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerographer's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Fire Controlman (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 Apprentice, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Targeteer (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 Journeyman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Analyst Forecaster (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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