Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Huntington NY

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.

Team Heroes Inc., Soccer & TBall Camp for children on the spectrum
(631) 383-6780
525 Half Hollow Road
Dix Hills, NY
 
Kid Success, Inc.
(516) 796-0989
2950 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY
 
mujercita
(631) 336-4225
3 marsha la
brentwood, NY
 
Parliament Tutors
(516) 234-0728
62 Knollwood Drive
Carle Place, NY
 
Long Island Danceworks
(516) 280-3911
2083 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY
 
Classical Piano
(516) 232-7007
19 Cambria Rd
Syosset, NY
 
Homeschoolers of Smithtown LINY
(631) 360-0588
Maple Avenue
Smithtown, NY
 
The Mosaic School
(516) 765-3696
1309 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
 
Impact Soccer
(631) 704-2601
179 hawthorne ave,
central islip, NY
 
Darien Nature Center Inc.
(203) 655-7459
120 Brookside Road
Darien, CT
 

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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