Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Charlotte 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.

CPCC Institute for Entrepreneurship
(704) 330-6736
1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 
Therapeutic Massage Training Institute /Massage Therapist
(704) 338-9660
726 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC
 
Rand Associates Real Estate Training
(704) 377-7618
3228 Sunset Dr
Charlotte, NC
 
Tosco Music Studios
(704) 568-9685
4953 Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC

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Carolina Training Associates
(704) 366-6309
3623 Latrobe Dr Ste 102
Charlotte, NC
 
Trinity Episcopal School
(704) 358-8101
745 E 9th St
Charlotte, NC
 
Queens University Of Charlotte
(704) 332-7121
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC
 
Kaplan Test Preparation & Admissions
(704) 522-7600
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte, NC
 
Arbor Education & Training
(704) 563-5253
4822 Albemarle Rd Ste 205
Charlotte, NC
 
BCCA School
(704) 549-4101
1827 Back Creek Church Road
Charlotte, NC
 
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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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