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TECHNOLOGY: Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

GIS Image. Credit: NASA DEVELOP

Education

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists need a bachelor’s degree, minimum.

Work Description

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists research geospatial data or develop geospatial technologies. Geospatial data is data that has a geographic component associated with it, such as coordinates or an address, and geospatial technologies are the technologies used to collect and analyze geospatial data. These scientists and technologists prepare and analyze geospatial data, program computer software, and conduct research using geospatial analysis techniques such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Salary Range

$50,000 - $75,000

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    • Research Scientist

    • Data visualizer

    • Geographer

    • Cartographer


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