Profession geographic information systems specialist
Geographic information systems specialists use specialised computer systems, engineering measures, and geological concepts to process land, geographic, and geospatial information into visually detailed digital maps and geomodels of a reservoir. They convert technical information like soil density and properties into digital representations of it for the usage of engineers, governments, and stakeholders interested.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Investigative / Conventional
- Geological mapping
The technique used to create maps that clearly illustrate the geological features and rock layers of an area that may be useful for mining projects and geological explorations.
Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.
The scientific discipline that studies gathering, storing, and processing geographic information.
- Geographic information systems
The tools involved in geographical mapping and positioning, such as GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographical information systems), and RS (remote sensing).
The scientific discipline that studies the land, phenomena, characteristics and inhabitants of Earth. This field seeks to understand the natural and man-made complexities of Earth.
The study of interpreting the elements depicted in maps, the measures and technical specifications.
The technique of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them.
The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.
- Collect mapping data
Collect and conserve mapping resources and mapping data.
- Apply statistical analysis techniques
Use models (descriptive or inferential statistics) and techniques (data mining or machine learning) for statistical analysis and ICT tools to analyse data, uncover correlations and forecast trends.
- Use geographic information systems
Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Compile GIS-data
Gather and organise GIS-data from sources such as databases and maps.
- Create GIS reports
Use relevant geographic informations systems to create reports and maps based on geospatial information, using GIS software programmes.
- Create thematic maps
Use various techniques such as choropleth mapping and dasymetric mapping to create thematic maps based on geospatial information, using software programmes.
- Perform surveying calculations
Perform calculations and gather technical data in order to determine earth curvature corrections, traverse adjustments and closures, level runs, azimuths, marker placements, etc.
- Process collected survey data
Analyse and interpret survey data acquired from a wide variety of sources e.g. satellite surveys, aerial photography and laser measurement systems.
- Execute analytical mathematical calculations
Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.
- Apply digital mapping
Make maps by formatting compiled data into a virtual image that gives a precise representation of a specific area.
Optional knowledge and skillsdevelop geological databases collect geological data analyse environmental data operate surveying instruments surveying methods write work-related reports cad software conduct land surveys perform image editing prepare visual data use cad software photogrammetry geodesy interpret geophysical data collect data using gps topography
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