- Provide geographical information systems support to the private and public sectors.
- Develop, operate, and maintain geographical information computer systems, including hardware, software, plotters, digitizers, printers, and video cameras.
||Remote Sensing Technicians
- Consult with remote sensing scientists, surveyors, cartographers, or engineers to determine project needs.
- Develop specialized computer software routines to customize and integrate image analysis.
||Precision Agriculture Technicians
- Provide advice on the development or application of better boom-spray technology to limit the overapplication of chemicals and to reduce the migration of chemicals beyond the fields being treated.
- Advise farmers on upgrading Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to take advantage of newly installed advanced satellite technology.
||Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists
- Develop automated routines to correct for the presence of image distorting artifacts, such as ground vegetation.
- Recommend new remote sensing hardware or software acquisitions.
- Develop instrumentation and software for astronomical observation and analysis.
- Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
||Quality Control Analysts
- Evaluate new technologies and methods to make recommendations regarding their use.
||Social Science Research Assistants
- Design and create special programs for tasks such as statistical analysis and data entry and cleaning.
- Build geographic information systems (GIS) to record, analyze, and cartographically represent the distribution of languages, cultural and natural resources, land use, and settlement patterns of specific populations.
- Confer with information technology specialists to develop computer applications for genetic data analysis.
||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
- Develop applied software for the analysis and interpretation of geological data.
||Soil and Water Conservationists
- Evaluate or recommend geographic information systems (GIS) applications to address issues such as surface water quality, groundwater quality, ecological risk assessments, air quality, or environmental contamination.