Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Visalia 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
 
Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy, PSP
(559) 274-6675
1919 S. Bundy Drive
Fresno, CA
 
U.S. Army Recruiting Station
(323) 255-5250
2700 Colorado Blvd., #149 Space A
Glendale, CA
 
LePort Montessori School
(949) 544-1049
3983 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA
 
Tulare Kings Christian Home Educators (TKCHE)
(559) 555-5555
P.O. Box 4378
Visalia, CA
 
Lodi Education Association
(209) 477-2425
7330 West Ln
Stockton, CA
 
Avon Training Center
(619) 662-0929
500 Telegraph Canyon RD
Chula Vista, CA
 
Bay Area Roofing Apprenticeship Training
(510) 628-3650
1621 20th St
Oakland, CA
 
Brener Piano Studio
(949) 589-5559
18 Mahogany Run
Coto de Caza, CA
 

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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