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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Dinuba CA

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the third of the three "core" occupational fields within the overall Geospatial Technology industry. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) isthe technology that uses specialized computer systems to work with, interrelate, and analyze virtually all forms of spatial data.

Boingos Learning Academy
(559) 623-9206
7137 West Pershing Court
Visalia, CA
 
California Student Aid Commission
(916) 526-7590
P.O. Box 419027
Rancho Cordova, CA
 
Boingos Learning Academy
(559) 623-9206
7137 West Pershing Court
Visalia, CA
 
A Little World Montessori School
(510) 421-2244
324 37th Street
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Tulare Kings Christian Home Educators (TKCHE)
(559) 555-5555
P.O. Box 4378
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Garcia's Family Day Care
(310) 518-4931
2145 W Wardlow Rd
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August Knodt Elementary
(209) 858-3020
3939 Ews Woods Blvd.
Stockton, CA
 
Academy of Arts and Sciences
(972) 782-9445
Moreno Valley
Moreno valley, CA
 
East Bay Ctr-Performing Arts
(510) 234-5624
339 11th St
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the third of the three "core" occupational fields within the overall Geospatial Technology industry.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the technology that uses specialized computer systems to work with, interrelate, and analyze virtually all forms of spatial data. Typically, a GIS consists of three major components:

  • a database of geospatial and thematic data;
  • a capacity to spatially model or analyze the data; and
  • a graphical display capability.

GIS analysts turn geographic data into maps and decision-making tools. They create large databases of geographic information and use them to solve problems. GIS analysts often specialize in one of three major activities:

  • making maps;
  • combining mapmaking with specialized analysis; or
  • developing GIS software.

In addition to their computer applications and databases, GIS analysts use other specialized tools in their work, including multi-dimensional graphic display devices and equipment.

GIS analysts - like other Geospatial Technology professionals - can be found working in various local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as in a wide-range of related scientific and technical fields, such as agriculture and soils; archeology; biology; cartography; ecology; environmental sciences; forestry and range; geodesy; geography; geology; hydrology and water resources; land appraisal and real estate; medicine; transportation; urban planning and development, and more.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

The following Web sites offer a sampling of the broad range of job and career possibilities within the Geospatial Technology industry, including those for Geographic Information Specialists:

  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) - Career Center
  • Great Lakes Commission (GLC) - ASPRS Job Center
  • Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) -
    Employment Opportunities in Member Firms
  • University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

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