Geospatial Analysts research and analyze data caught through a variety of geographic systems, including aerial photography, GIS data, cartographic records, satellite data, environmental samples, and academic literature. This data is used to solve problems regarding the location, dimensions, and other studies of visible objects on earth.
When interviewing Geospatial Analysts, look for candidates who demonstrate excellent analytical and math skills. Be wary of candidates who show a limited knowledge of cartography and geospatial techniques and tools.
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Interview Questions for Geospatial Analysts:
1. How would you explain the concept of geospatial analysis to a fifth grader?
Illustrates candidates' ability to explain complicated data findings to clients in basic language.
2. What software tools do you think are most important for geospatial analysis?
Demonstrates candidates' industry knowledge.
3. How do you handle repetitive tasks?
Shows candidates' understanding of programming languages for scripting and automating tasks.
4. Can you describe a time when you created a geodatabase?
Illustrates candidates' previous work experience as well as their experience in creating databases.
5. Describe a time when you made a mistake in your work. How did you correct it?
Demonstrates candidates' attention to detail and the ability to identify and learn from their mistakes.
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