Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Plattsburgh 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.

Driver Education Training Institute Inc.
(518) 562-8675
823 Mason Street
Morrisonville, NY
 
Adam Greenleaf, M.S.Ed.
(610) 781-8629
Latham Court
Burlington, VT
 
Keuka College
(315) 279-5273
P.O. Box 147
Keuka Park, NY

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Warsaw Dog Training Co.
(518) 725-7526
135 Oakland Avenue,
Gloversville, NY
 
Ulster County BOCES
(845) 255-3040
175 State Route 32 North
New Paltz, NY
 
Footworks Studio of Dance
(802) 922-7577
PO Box 419
Milton, VT
 
SchoolFeed
(978) 726-0257
56 North Willard
Burlington, VT
 
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
(518) 473-1574
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
 
The Knowledge Corner
(845) 255-2545
257 Main Street
New Paltz, NY
 
New York School of Home Inspection & Constr
(585) 581-2880
Po Box 16575
Rochester, NY
 
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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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