Geographic information systems (GIS) is a term used to describe the collection and collation of various types of data in order to visually represent that data, most often in the form of charts or maps. These systems are used by a vast array of organizations for an even larger number of applications. GIS specialists are in charge of the construction of display material from GIS data, as well as the maintenance, development, and implementation of the hardware, software, and databases needed to accomplish specific tasks.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Tasks
Research and test new data sources, software, and organizational tools.
Create and implement standards for quality of geographic data.
Design, develop, and implement systems and databases for storing and accessing geospatial data.
Standardize and define metadata for geographic data, and track need for data format conversion.