Remote Sensing Analyst
Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society
Overview: Remote sensing analysts work with data collected from satellites, aircraft or drones and use computer software such as statistical analysis software, image analysis software or geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze this spatial data. This process can be used in a wide range of fields such as urban planning, environmental management or even homeland security. Remote sensing is an important sub-field in geography. The process of using data collected remotely and using spatial analysis is something used across the discipline. Remote sensing can be used for a wide variety of applications, so the interdisciplinary nature of a geography background will help a remote sensing analyst complete their task successfully.
Geographers at work: GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists, Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems
Skills: Remote Sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis, location analysis.
Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science
Learn more about Geographers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geographers.htm#tab-1
Written by Kaleigh Shuler