Geographic Information Systems Technicians
On the Job
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technicians assist scientists design, build, or use GIS systems. GIS systems allow people to create maps that display information geographically. GIS technicians maintain or modify databases. They may also provide user support.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Update computer database information.
- Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in green applications.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Evaluate data quality.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
- Create databases to store electronic data.
- Develop scientific or mathematical models.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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