Career Profile:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician

$70,000

Median Yearly
Income

fair

Work
Prospects

3

Prospective
Employers

Work type:

full-time

Most likely to work in:

Halifax

Most employees have:

Non-university certificate or diploma

Certification:

N/A

What you do

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, involves layering data on a map, combining information about where things are and identification of what is physically present. GIS technicians work in areas from climate science to archaeology and help researchers and users understand data based on where it is in the world. This can be essential to understanding things like ocean currents, marine migrations, and pollution, enabling people to understand how data from many different sources relates to its position in the world.





A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Gather and consolidate information from several data sources
  • Apply information to maps and geographic models to visualize information
  • Plan, interpret, format and design maps
  • Manage, input and process datasets
  • Use specialized computer software and programs to interpret informati




What you need

  • Ability to use software to generate maps, graphs, and charts
  • Ability to interpret a wide range of data to produce effective visualisations and maps
  • Knowledge of geography, computers, and GIS software
  • Understanding of maintenance, processing and cleaning required for data




Who might be hiring?



Job Postings

CLOSES
30 Jun
Technical Product Owner
(Dartmouth)

Career Opportunity 

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. is growing and has a new career opportunity for an experienced technical product owner who is passionate about software product…

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CLOSES
30 Jun
Manufacturing Assembler
(Dartmouth)

Career Opportunity

 

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. is growing and has a new career opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Assembler.

 

Our Manufacturing…

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CLOSES
30 Jun
Marine Systems Engineer
(Dartmouth)

Career Opportunity

 

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. is growing and has a new opportunity for an experienced marine systems engineer who is passionate about architecting technical…

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Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience


Secondary School
NSCC - GIS Technician


Post-Secondary Educational Programs


Certificates, Diplomas, Community College
University Bachelor's Degree