Geospatial Analysts examine data from geographical records, including aerial photography, GIS data, cartographic records, satellite data, environmental samples, and academic literature. They often work in archaeology, climate science, and resource planning to examine changes to and developments in the landscape to plan for the future.
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Geospatial Analyst Job Description Template
We are looking for a detail-oriented, research-minded Geospatial Analyst to join our dynamic team. The Geospatial Analyst will be responsible for analyzing geographical data, working collaboratively with other staff members, and communicating GIS concepts to non-GIS users.
To be successful as a Geospatial Analyst, you should be prepared to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. A top-notch Geospatial Analyst should have excellent research, collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Geospatial Analyst Responsibilities:
- Gathering, analyzing, and storing geospatial data according to the clients' requirements.
- Using the proper devices and software tools to analyze geographical objects under observation.
- Extracting relevant information from the gathered geospatial data and applying analytical methods to solve problems related to intelligence.
- Analyzing geographical areas for defense work.
- Tracking changes to the landscape as well as damages that have occurred due to natural disasters to understand Earth's overall environmental condition.
- Dividing gathered geospatial data into various data sets to suit the needs of our various clients.
- Writing reports on your geospatial analysis findings.
- Presenting the relevant information in an understandable way in various meetings and presentations.
- Researching and developing geospatial products for the market and internal use.
- Performing geo-coding for further use in geographic information systems.
Geospatial Analyst Requirements:
- A Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
- Work experience in cartography or drafting.
- Military Geospatial Analysts must have 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 22 weeks of Advanced Individual Training.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Advanced working knowledge of geospatial devices and software tools.
- Strong mathematics, computer, and design skills.
- Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills.
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