Geospatial Analytics Scientist

Geospatial Analytics Scientist

A geospatial analytics scientist assesses, integrates, manipulates and extracts data from GPS and other databases to improve software platforms used in precision agriculture. They must apply in-depth familiarity of geospatial intelligence and multi-spectral images to provide analytic support. This includes the planning, preparation and maintenance of maps and geographic representations to display layers and data attributes using mapping techniques.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Be familiar with geospatial intelligence and multi-spectral images
  • Plan, prepare and maintain maps and geographic representations
  • Develop software platforms that enable cutting-edge research and development
  • Develop research strategies for discovery projects in precision agriculture platforms
  • Utilize the latest mathematical innovations to propose software solutions
  • Design and test algorithms
  • Conduct prototyping to evaluate possible scenarios developing novel approaches
  • Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary scientists
  • Organize challenging problems
  • Develop new solutions utilizing mapping technologies 
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on higher level mathematics, biology, geography and computer skills.
Education/Training Required: 
A master’s degree in agricultural engineering, civil engineering, computer science or geographic information systems.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Geospatial analytics scientists work for the government and for agriculture companies working on precision agriculture platforms, including agriculture equipment manufactures.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Coalition of Geospatial Organizations
  • Geospatial Technologies Project
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association 
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$71,000
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