As digital maps become more prevalent, they have also grown more complex and detailed. The geographic information systems (GIS) technician uses geographic data in a wide range of applications, such as creating geographic information systems and databases, reviewing existing cartographic designs for accuracy and detail, and creating specialized map systems from source documents using cartography and design software.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Tasks
Draw maps using automated drafting software, and annotate sources and quality of information layers.
Transform diverse data into standardized computer input for databases and maps.
Compile and assess visual information from diverse sources like aerial photos, geological surveys, and satellite images.
Document new and familiar sources of GIS data, their uses, and quality concerns.