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15-1199.05    Geographic Information Systems Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook     Green Occupation Green

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
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    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
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  • Geographic Information Systems Technicians

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist)
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst)
  • Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator)
  • Geographic Information Systems Mapping Technician (GIS Mapping Technician)
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist)
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician)
  • Geographical Information System Specialist (GIS Specialist)
  • Geographical Information System Technician (GIS Technician)

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Assist scientists, technologists, or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.


  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in urban planning applications that promote better land use or reduce environmental impacts of development.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to determine the best locations for renewable energy sites, including solar or wind energy installations.
  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
  • Apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data in transportation routing settings to determine the best routing to reduce pollution or energy consumption.
  • Confer with biologists or other researchers in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to define wildlife areas or corridors for land use planning.
  • Design or coordinate the development of integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial or non-spatial databases.
  • Design or prepare graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, using GIS hardware or software applications.
  • Enter data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning or automatic conversion to vectors, or conversion of other sources of digital data.
  • Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
  • Participate in projects that map changes in carbon emissions levels across different geographic locations, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.
  • Provide technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, equipment, or applications.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, equipment, or systems.
  • Select cartographic elements needed for effective presentation of information.
  • Transfer or rescale information from original photographs onto maps or other photographs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data for use in green applications.
  • Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Update computer database information.