Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Boone NC

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.

Mary's Montessori School
(828) 297-5045
130 Hwy 105 Bypass
Boone, NC
 
Jordan Lake School of the Arts
(919) 387-9440
1434 Farrington Rd.
Apex, NC
 
Cold Nose College
(828) 644-9148
5722 US Highway 64 West
Murphy, NC
 
Arbor Education & Training
(704) 563-5253
4822 Albemarle Rd Ste 205
Charlotte, NC
 
First Wesleyan Christian School
(704) 865-9823
208-A South Church Street
Gastonia, NC
 
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
(919) 549-8614
P.O. Box 13663
Research Triangle Park, NC
 
Confident Childbirth of Charlotte--Childbirth Classes for Natural Birth
(704) 956-7670
www.ccmethod.com/charlotte_nc
Charlotte, NC
 
Baby Signs with Emily
(919) 295-0295
8601-A Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC
 
Supportive Education Services
(704) 847-4114
2101 Sardis Rd N Ste 216
Charlotte, NC
 
Bristlecone Learning
(919) 789-7966
8008 Kingsland Dr
Raleigh, NC
 

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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