Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Winston Salem 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.

mcHoward Business Coaching
(336) 575-9920
P.O. Box 4452
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Champion Education Unlimited
(336) 723-1334
936 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Arts Based Elementary
(336) 748-4116
1380 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Bettys Daycare
(336) 722-5004
2800 Rosemary Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Salem Gymnastics Sports Center
(336) 765-4668
4870 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Bejeersmiles Childcare Learning Center Inc
(336) 727-1090
3439 Myer Lee DR
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Monolias Training Academy Inc
(336) 734-1193
1001 S Marshall St
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Education Resource Group
(336) 725-8121
942 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Quality Education Academy
(336) 744-0804
5012-D Lansing Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Ardmore United Methodist Church
(336) 723-3695
630 S Hawthorne RD
Winston-Salem, 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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