Geospatial Analytics Specialists


Overview

Geospatial Analytics Specialists

Introduction

Geospatial data is “information that describes objects, events, or other features with a location on or near the surface of the earth,” according to IBM. The surface of the earth refers to elevation, population density, roads, buildings, and other components. Geospatial data typically includes the following components: location information (usually coordinates on the earth that are pinpointed by geographic information systems, via the Global Positioning System and other technology), attribute information, and temporal information (the time o...

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Median Salary

$68,380

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship or other experiential learning opportunity


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) classifies the career of geospatial analytics specialist under the occupations of “cartographer and photogrammetrist.” In 2020, median annual earnings for cartographers and photogrammetrists were $68,380. Salaries ranged from less than $42,980 to $108,890 or more. The DOL reports that cartographers and photogrammetrists who were employed by federal agencies ea...

Work Environment

Geospatial analytics specialists work in typical office settings that are climate controlled and well lit. They typically have a workstation that features large computer monitors that help them to work more effectively. Some specialists work from home all or part of the time.

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) classifies the career of geospatial analytics specialist under the general category of “cartographer and photogrammetrist.” It reports that employment for cartographers and photogrammetrists who work for professional, scientific, and technical services firms will increase by 6.5 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is about as fast as the average for all careers.

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