GIS Analyst/ GIS Technician

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Overview: GIS analysts/ GIS technicians use geographic information systems and its applications to make maps for a variety of purposes. They often take a large amount of information and create maps to make that information a lot more digestible for those who use the maps.

Geographers at Work: Geographers make great GIS analysts/ GIS technicians because not only are they often trained in geographic information systems, but they have a firm understanding of spatial relations and how to properly display spatial data. GIS analysts/ GIS technicians are unique because they must apply geography concepts to a wide range of topics in order to produce maps.

Skills: GIS. Geospatial technologies. Data management. GPS.