Geographic Information Systems Technicians


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.
Also called: Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator), Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist), Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician)

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
    Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    Object or component oriented development software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Python

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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