Earth is Full of Secrets
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.
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Related Job Titles
Geographic Information System Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Administrator (GIS Administrator), Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator), GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Systems Specialist), GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems Technician), Resource Analyst
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What you Need to Know
- Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; dBASE; Microsoft Access; Structured query language SQL
- Development environment software — Microsoft .NET Framework; Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications VBA; Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript; Microsoft Visual Studio
- Map creation software — CDA International Manifold System; ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Web platform development software — Cascading Style Sheets CSS; Drupal; Microsoft ASP.NET; Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
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