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Careers in GIS

Organizations across the globe are increasingly relying on location intelligence to make better decisions. As a result, careers in GIS are in demand more than ever. Equipped with data visualization and spatial analysis skills, GIS professionals qualify for occupations in countless fields.

  • Climate Scientist

    Ned Gardiner, NOAA Climate Program Office

    The National Climatic Data Center uses the world’s largest climate data archive to provide climatological analysis to all sectors of the economy.
  • Conservationist

    Michael Fay, Wildlife Conservation Society

    Conservationists travel the world, using data collection and mapping technology to identify and preserve national parks for future generations.
  • Forester

    Chris Ferner, Colorado State Forest Service

    Foresters manage the use and development of forests and natural resources, using GIS technology to improve the land’s health and productivity.
  • GIS Manager

    Ingrid Bruce, City of Rancho Cucamonga

    GIS Managers leverage location technology to plan, assist, and improve their cities. Learn how this city uses GIS mapping to fight wildfires.
  • Health Geographer

    Seth Wiafe, Loma Linda University

    Health Geographers deploy a powerful combination of GIS, remote sensing and GPS technologies to prevent diseases and stop them from spreading.
  • Helicopter Firefighter

    Steve Robinson, Los Angeles Fire Department

    Helicopter firefighters use GIS to map incidents from the air, sharing vital information with incident commanders and city leaders to save lives.
  • App Developer

    Christine Mobius, Blue Raster

    App Developers and Computer Programmers are problem-solvers, using coding to build interactive web maps that visually represent geographic data.


In my professional career, I have worked as a GIS professor, consultant, and manager; but I can say that my biggest accomplishment in my professional life has been working as GIS director at Hopeworks

Luis Olivieri

GIS Director, Hopeworks ‘N Camden

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