Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Greenville 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.

Music Academy Of Eastern Nc
(252) 353-6232
1400 Red Banks Rd
Greenville, NC

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Guitar Unlimited
(252) 756-4808
409 Evans St Ste D
Greenville, NC

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Harmonize Guitar Studio
(252) 355-3912
3011 S Memorial Dr
Greenville, NC

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Mlb Piano Studio
(252) 355-8133
101 S Railroad St
Winterville, NC

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Adventist Christian Academy
(919) 233-1300
4805 Dillard DR
Raleigh, NC
 
Huntington Learning Center
(252) 321-9898
619 Red Banks Road
Greenville, NC
 
Show Me the Way, LLC
(252) 814-3435
1005B Hamilton Street
Greenville, NC
 
The Roy Phelps Language Academy, LLC
(252) 347-2143
2535 Graham St
Winterville, NC
 
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
(919) 549-8614
P.O. Box 13663
Research Triangle Park, NC
 
Jordan Lake School of the Arts
(919) 387-9440
1434 Farrington Rd.
Apex, 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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