Careers in GIS


Organizations across the globe are increasingly relying on location intelligence to make better decisions. As a result, careers in GIS are in demand more than ever. Equipped with data visualization and spatial analysis skills, GIS professionals qualify for occupations in countless fields.    

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    Climate Scientist

    Ned Gardiner, NOAA Climate Program Office

    The National Climatic Data Center uses the world’s largest climate data archive to provide climatological analysis to all sectors of the economy.
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    Conservationist

    Michael Fay, Wildlife Conservation Society

    Conservationists travel the world, using data collection and mapping technology to identify and preserve national parks for future generations.
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    Forester

    Chris Ferner, Colorado State Forest Service

    Foresters manage the use and development of forests and natural resources, using GIS technology to improve the land’s health and productivity.
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    GIS Manager

    Ingrid Bruce, City of Rancho Cucamonga

    GIS Managers leverage location technology to plan, assist, and improve their cities. Learn how this city uses GIS mapping to fight wildfires.
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    Health Geographer

    Seth Wiafe, Loma Linda University

    Health Geographers deploy a powerful combination of GIS, remote sensing and GPS technologies to prevent diseases and stop them from spreading.
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    Helicopter Firefighter

    Steve Robinson, Los Angeles Fire Department

    Helicopter firefighters use GIS to map incidents from the air, sharing vital information with incident commanders and city leaders to save lives.
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    App Developer

    Christine Mobius, Blue Raster

    App Developers and Computer Programmers are problem-solvers, using coding to build interactive web maps that visually represent geographic data.
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Every day, millions of people use GIS in government, industry, and academia. Become part of the GIS community by securing a rewarding career. 

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