Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Ann Arbor MI

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the third of the three "core" occupational fields within the overall Geospatial Technology industry. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) isthe technology that uses specialized computer systems to work with, interrelate, and analyze virtually all forms of spatial data.

Michigan Academy of Dance & Music
(734) 426-8636
179 S Division St
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute of Music
(734) 995-2099
1451 Bemidji Dr
Ann Arbor, MI

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Infinity Math Tutoring
(734) 301-0352
45905 Purple Sage Court
Belleville, MI
 
WOMBATBOXING ARENA
18105880162 18102202792
6323 STEPHEN AVE.
BRIGHTON, MI
 
cwt enterprises
(313) 550-8941
28646 buckingham
livonia, MI
 
Michigan Toastmasters
(000) 000-0000
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Harmony And Me Kids
(248) 489-9330
541 S. Mill St
Plymouth , MI
 
Axis Music Academy
(734) 844-0100
42114 Ford Rd
Canton, MI

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Romulus Adult Education
(734) 532-1953
39000 Superior
Romuuls, MI
 
Student Financial Services Bureau
P.O. Box 30047
Lansing, MI
 
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the third of the three "core" occupational fields within the overall Geospatial Technology industry.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the technology that uses specialized computer systems to work with, interrelate, and analyze virtually all forms of spatial data. Typically, a GIS consists of three major components:

  • a database of geospatial and thematic data;
  • a capacity to spatially model or analyze the data; and
  • a graphical display capability.

GIS analysts turn geographic data into maps and decision-making tools. They create large databases of geographic information and use them to solve problems. GIS analysts often specialize in one of three major activities:

  • making maps;
  • combining mapmaking with specialized analysis; or
  • developing GIS software.

In addition to their computer applications and databases, GIS analysts use other specialized tools in their work, including multi-dimensional graphic display devices and equipment.

GIS analysts - like other Geospatial Technology professionals - can be found working in various local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as in a wide-range of related scientific and technical fields, such as agriculture and soils; archeology; biology; cartography; ecology; environmental sciences; forestry and range; geodesy; geography; geology; hydrology and water resources; land appraisal and real estate; medicine; transportation; urban planning and development, and more.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

The following Web sites offer a sampling of the broad range of job and career possibilities within the Geospatial Technology industry, including those for Geographic Information Specialists:

  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) - Career Center
  • Great Lakes Commission (GLC) - ASPRS Job Center
  • Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) -
    Employment Opportunities in Member Firms
  • University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

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