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Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians - 15-1299.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist scientists 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

No information available.

SOC Occupation Groups

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1200 Computer Occupations
15-1290 Miscellaneous Computer Occupations
15-1299.00 Computer Occupations, All Other
15-1299.02 Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians

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 research, data analysis, systems design, or support for software such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Global Positioning Systems (GPS) mapping software.
  • Confer with users to analyze, configure, or troubleshoot applications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications or procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis, using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, or cartography software.
  • 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 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, 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.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • 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 integrated computer systems.
  • Design software applications.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop scientific or mathematical models.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements.
  • Evaluate data quality.
  • 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.
  • Test software performance.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
  • Update computer database information.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Strike and Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Mensuration Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aerographer's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • All Source Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Army Astronaut (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Astronaut (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation All-Source Intelligence (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Cryptologic Fleet Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Geographic Intelligence Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Information and Services (GIandS) Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analyst (Navy - 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)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence Operations and Fusion Warrant Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Intelligence Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • ISR Management (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • ISR Management, Operational/Strategic (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Joint Targeting School (JTS) Graduate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Analyst Forecaster (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Tactical Information Operations (TIO) Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Scientific Applications Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor OperatorApprentice, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Acquisition Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Space Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations Staff Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Orbital Warfare (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Space Access and Sustainment (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Space Battle Management (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Space Electronic Warfare (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Operations, Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Space Projects Technologist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Space Requirements Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • 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)
  • Strike Warfare Intelligence Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Target Mensuration Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Craftsman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Journeyman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • U.S. Navy (USN) Targeting Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Weather and Environmental Sciences (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Weather and Environmental Sciences, Advanced Weather Activities (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Geographic Information System Specialist