Top GIS Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a GIS Specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of GIS Specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.4% of GIS Specialist resumes contained Database as a skill. Let's find out what skills a GIS Specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on GIS Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Database

high Demand
Here's how Database is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Provided geological risk assessments and GIS analysis/database, and conducted geological field surveys in Venezuela for building construction in urban developments.
  • Maintain thousands of land agreements within LandWorks Property Management databases to streamline efficiency and reduce operational management costs.
  • Work includes structuring and managing scientific databases, producing cartographic displays, and performing spatial analysis.
  • Collected and Processed Military Geographic Information Databases either through external data mining and/or remote sensed imagery.
  • Design relational-database architectures to optimize spatial data storage and management as well as create customized dashboards.
  • Write a technical document on open source web mapping application development and database maintenance.
  • Performed transportation mapping, modeling and spatial database creation relevant to government projects.
  • Designed and maintained GIS databases of state- and federally-declared environmental hazard zones.
  • Map editing of utility networks, utility data entry, database quality checks
  • Provided ongoing database updates of agricultural easements and parcels with public utilities.
  • Worked within proprietary Microsoft Access-based database managing land and lease data.
  • Mapped per legal documents and data from LandWorks Property Management database.
  • Worked with developers to troubleshoot errors in related applications and databases.
  • Created/managed a database to report weekly/monthly progress to upper management.
  • Developed and managed archaeological data and an archaeological GIS database.
  • Used SDE/SQL databases/queries to update and analyze pipeline information.
  • Developed standard operating procedures for database development and design.
  • Maintained relational databases and data query / analysis processes.
  • Automated spatial data integration with external land lease database.
  • Designed integrated GIS spatial databases and non-spatial databases.

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2. Arcgis

high Demand
Here's how Arcgis is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Conduct spatial analysis utilizing various ArcGIS extensions including spatial analyst, network analyst and 3d analyst.
  • Create cartographic figures/maps using general and advanced cartographic techniques using ESRI ArcGIS mapping and analysis software.
  • Use ArcGIS Spatial analyst to generate raster based precipitation maps depicting high levels of precipitation accumulation.
  • Utilized ArcGIS Online to perform various operations aiding in strategic site selection for telecommunication towers.
  • Led complex spatial analysis with ArcGIS software and suggested urban planning and decision-making
  • Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using ArcGIS.
  • Design, develop, publish, administer and maintain Web Mapping services using ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online for Organization.
  • Produced BNSF surplus maps from blank ArcGIS documents for state plane zones Arkansas North, Washington South, and Washington North.
  • Used ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst to create a 3D modeling of boring locations and bedrock refusal contours.
  • Completed work with local LEPC in Tier 2 reporting and disaster mitigation planning and resource mapping utilizing ArcGIS \ CAMEO.
  • Implemented and operated city-wide GIS System (ArcGIS Server 9.3, SQL Server 2000, Windows Server 2000).
  • Use ArcGIS online to analyze maps to determine the location of property damages from hurricane Sandy in coastal NJ.
  • Provide data processing support using ArcGIS in a variety of data input formats for the National Pipeline Mapping project.
  • Design training courses and train ZOLL staff and their Fire and EMS customers on GIS data editing using ArcGIS.
  • Mapped clients' oil and gas leases in Jeffersonian and non-Jeffersonian states using ArcGIS with Parcel Edit Tools extension.
  • Upgraded GIS web map application from 9.1 to 9.3 by using Java, ArcGIS server, WebLogic server.
  • Trained co-workers, supervised interns, and produced documentation of procedures covering the use of advanced ArcGIS functionality.
  • Performed advanced GIS analysis such as hot spot analysis, regression analysis in the ArcGIS 10.1 and IDRISI software
  • Analyzed data for common features to simplify interpretation of ArcGIS based pipeline data from complex drawing and schematics.
  • Design, develop, and implement ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online for Organization solutions for clients.

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3. GPS

high Demand
Here's how GPS is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Designed and implemented company-wide cultural resource GPS data recording SOP.
  • Functioned as GPS manager; conceptualized and administered the Asset Management and GIS Systems for various municipalities and environmental impact studies.
  • Identify user and data requirements for the development of a web hosted GIS and for the purchase of a GPS unit.
  • Result: Successfully created an enterprise data platform enabling us to automatically download critical GPS data from the collared animals.
  • Work with scientists in the field to collect data, acquire GPS coordinates, take pictures and mark up maps.
  • Provided an accuracy assessment of the GPS data based on the National Standard of Spatial Data Accuracy for GPS data.
  • Gathered and incorporated GPS field data for use in various mapping applications which may include local 911 systems and others.
  • Conducted formal classroom training and assisted in the installation and deployment of new GIS and GPS software and equipment.
  • Served as the on-site technical support expert for the Laser Positioning System and Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • Design and provide technical assistance in all aspects of GIS and GPS applications (including hardware and software).
  • Produced quality maps and details with accurate GPS points for GIS site plans, which included subsurface ground topography.
  • Import, convert, and generate data from Global positioning System (GPS) data into GIS ready format.
  • Involved in the design and layout of node facilities utilizing GPS technologies to map out fiber optic routes.
  • Facilitated the collection of utility data utilizing survey grade GPS at Fort Drum Army Base, New York.
  • Collected GPS field data of five counties in New Mexico as part of a statewide Enhanced-911 implementation effort.
  • Conducted the integration of GPS data with GIS, processed DEM data for watershed and slope analysis.
  • Managed field survey projects of Local and State Routes using ESRI Arc Pad GPS remote sensing technology.
  • Planned, developed and collected GPS data for the creation of an educational interpretive nature trail.
  • Educated and facilitated training for park personnel and cooperators on the use of GPS and GIS.
  • Collect information about specific locations using GPS equipment, aerial photography, or other data sources.

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4. Geospatial Data

high Demand
Here's how Geospatial Data is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted professor in collecting, manipulating, and processing geospatial data for sociological study.
  • Coordinated collection and digitization of large scale Geospatial data sets.
  • Contributed geospatial data to the state government using ArcServer technology.
  • Performed geospatial data building, modeling and analysis.
  • Created and updated hydrology geospatial data.
  • Maintained geospatial data and attributes on BHP global corporate assets for the SDE database in addition to GOM lease updates.
  • Serve as liaison to National Capital Region Geospatial Data Exchange (NCR GDX) to boost regional planning/coordination efforts.
  • Used GIS to analyze geospatial data for the purposes of estimating costs and scopes of work.
  • Create and edit geospatial data using GPS and digitizing techniques integrating a range of data formats.
  • Collaborated in partnership with Caldwell County, NC GIS personnel regarding weekly geospatial data updates.
  • Managed Windows 2003 server to host all Geospatial data for internal use and client applications.
  • Used ESRI ArcMAP software to create, maintain, and provide accessibility of geospatial data.
  • Established relationships with FasTracks teams and contractors in efforts to identify and acquire geospatial data.
  • Provide planning support and guidance for environmental geospatial data growth to serve multiple programs.
  • Assisted in documenting standards for geospatial data and metadata in the Sustainable Range Program.
  • Implement aerial geospatial data collection for forest health and other related forestry programs.
  • Created report-quality large scale map documents and map books of geospatial data.
  • Scanned record drawing projects for use in geospatial data editing.
  • Tasked with compiling and managing geospatial data for company projects.
  • Consolidated and currently maintain geospatial datasets for a variety of company projects.

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5. Spatial Database

high Demand
Here's how Spatial Database is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Developed spatial database of Kazakhstan mining deposits using Map Info and Access software.
  • Developed a spatial database for all the past and future fuel management projects.
  • Create and manage the Spatial Database Engine (SDE).
  • Managed a geospatial database of active and pending mini-cellular networks for the entire Western half of the United States.
  • Created geospatial database and cataloged all electric generators within Fort Bliss Main Cantonment and training range camps.
  • Improved several neglected spatial databases which facilitated more direct access to data.

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6. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Designed replications of structures through CAD for municipality reports.
  • Utilized AutoCad for editing of engineering drawings.
  • Prepared GIS files using AutoCAD, ARC/INFO and ArcView software packages; trained employees in the county's CountyView GIS software;
  • Worked with a team to complete an ArcGIS/AutoCAD project for military facilities that processed 56 million square feet of interior space.
  • Analyze systems, develop and implement new automation tools to achieve increasingly effective utilization of Oracle, GIS and AutoCAD applications.
  • Created automated GIS models using Model Builder, as well as maps using ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoCAD.
  • Train /advice/ technical assistance/ support team members regarding issues with GIS and AutoCAD to reduce errors, and improve efficiency.
  • Initiated and implemented legacy data base correction and updating (e.g., billing system, water metering, RACO/SCADA).
  • Instructed Employees and clients in multiple GIS Software capabilities; including ArcPad, ArcInfo, and AutoCAD and ArcGIS Integration.
  • Performed data collection and integration of GPS data with GIS, as well as conversion of CAD data to GIS.
  • Created standard operating procedures for Engineering, Civil, AutoCAD and GIS teams which reduced errors and productivity issues.
  • Update USCG reality database, instrumental of the creation and manipulation of GIS and CADD files for mapping base.
  • Developed procedure for digitizing and using COGO routines in AutoCAD then matched polygons to USGS base maps using ARC/INFO.
  • Provided specialized GIS and CAD support for a small local municipality in design and set up of a GIS.
  • Performed minor work in AutoCAD, installed on new systems and guide Junior Engineer in use and GIS integration.
  • Install and Maintain mapping component of CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) systems for the public safety arena.
  • Used ESRI software to extract road layers from CAD files for use in a decision support system.
  • Analyze current data and CADD drawings for accuracy, database creation, database entry and updating.
  • Conduct spatial analysis on water consumption and land use, Analyze and interpret SCADA data.
  • Executed final process on digital map product for delivery to client in AutoCAD format.

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7. Web Application

high Demand
Here's how Web Application is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Develop web applications and deploy in a high-availability, high-security enterprise server farm environment.
  • Coordinate development and implementation of GIS-related software projects and web applications.
  • Web application creation and management.
  • Assisted with development of a web application for Mass DCR to manage vendor contracts.
  • Created and maintained cloud based GIS databases and web applications for many local municipalities.
  • Performed on-site and in-house training for both ArcGIS and web application based GIS.
  • Complete maintenance and improvement of airport GIS web application.
  • Designed online GIS web applications for the North Shore GIS Collaborative and Laurentian GIS Collaborative.
  • Publish optimized .mxd's to map services for use in web applications.

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8. Data Collection

high Demand
Here's how Data Collection is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Strengthened data collection processes and quality while standardizing formats for improved analysis through interdepartmental cooperation.
  • Developed data collection processes for Automated Lands project.
  • Developed comprehensive data collection methods and standard practices.
  • Provided project support as needed such as creating field maps, data preparation and training on field data collection methods.
  • Design, develop, and deploy web mapping mobile solutions for field data collection using high precision GPS technology.
  • Experience with GPS data collection process; field data collection methods, survey techniques and knowledge of accuracy standards.
  • Participate in field team assignments, such as aerial imagery acquisition, land survey and GPS data collection projects.
  • Conducted field data collection for use in project maps in order to obtain various types of mining permits.
  • Document procedure of operation and best practices including; design, data collection, documentation, and implementation.
  • Proposed new tablets, applications, and GPS devices that ultimately increased field data collection productivity by four-fold.
  • Designed data collection forms and parcel reports in Access; validated entries and provided quality control review.
  • Prepared and developed data dictionaries for PDA data collection devices and created applications for field data collection.
  • Field data collection, collecting data with a GPS, importing and editing information in ArcMap.
  • Acted as primary client contact during City of Chicago traffic signal data collection and map creation.
  • Trained staff on ArcMap editing, navigating online mapping applications, and GPS data collection.
  • Field data collection, spatial/descriptive data entry, map making, and report generation.
  • Collect field data using hand levels, auto level and GPS data collection units!
  • Field data collection using ArcCollector and mapping to support SADES RSMS pilot project.
  • Performed immense amounts of data collection throughout Louisiana for the Hazard Mitigation Project.
  • Performed data and map updates, quality control, and GPS data collection.

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9. Infrastructure

high Demand
Here's how Infrastructure is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Constructed, implemented and managed state-wide seismic hazard and infrastructure mapping projects.
  • Updated and incorporated infrastructure information and maintenance data into user databases.
  • Formulated construction documentation for infrastructure maintenance and expansion.
  • Image analysis for infrastructure discovery.
  • Provided staffing for National Infrastructure Support & Technical Assistance Contract (NISTAC) for FEMA staffing needs for Disaster Management efforts.
  • Created two completely new maps and underlying databases showing current and proposed energy infrastructure in a 5-state region.
  • Quartered Public Land Survey System sections, ran metes & bounds, buffered infrastructure features for rights-of-way.
  • Coordinated and converted seismic, geological and infrastructure data into a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Provided mapping services in their Houston Gas and Infrastructure division office as a Senior GIS Specialist.
  • Populated the city's water, sewer, power and road infrastructures into the GIS.
  • Updated transportation infrastructure as they are being added by the Ministry's infrastructural development units.
  • Used aerial photos to locate and verify physical features, property boundaries, and infrastructure.
  • Facilitated local GIS user group sessions and collaborated to create a spatial data infrastructure.
  • Worked as a GIS Specialist supporting the environmental, infrastructure, and water divisions.
  • Maintained the mapping portal to ensure accurate planning of Air Force infrastructure improvements.
  • Edit and maintain legal property, transportation, infrastructure, and zoning data.
  • Mapped and Geo-Located clients inventory of Spaces, Buildings, Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Coordinated infrastructure mapping projects across the various divisions in the firm.
  • Deploy, administer and support the GIS (software/hardware) infrastructures.
  • Maintained active data on the infrastructure of Athens and Ohio University.

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10. Python

high Demand
Here's how Python is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Developed and utilized Python scripts to assist with data verification and clean-up within a spatial database.
  • Edited a model/python script to improve NWI QAQC Tool that includes riparian and wetland attributes when populating the Wetland Type Field.
  • Acquired data on crimes and different variables like population density and wrote a Python script to extract coordinates for points 2.
  • Served as sole Python developer for Chicago office, demonstrating knowledge and aptitude with program and script creation.
  • Created tools using Python and ModelBuilder to reverse-engineered tools with lost source code and refine the tools inadequacies.
  • Retrieved, analyzed and processed XML, JSON, and KML data using Python and other tools.
  • Create python scripts, models and script tools for automation of spatial analysis and data management tasks.
  • Created models and scripts using ArcGIS Model-builder, ArcPy, and Python to automate species modeling efforts.
  • Integrated relevant data from the Customer Information System (CIS) with the GIS using Python.
  • Develop applications (C-shell, gawk, Python) for automating tasks and improving procedures.
  • Reviewed lease holdings and programmed script to notify of pending lease expiration using Python.
  • Developed windows desktop applications using C#, VB.net and Python for municipal clients.
  • Employed knowledge of Python to create scripts to increase efficiency of completing tasks.
  • Created a new Map Request process using web forms and python scripts.
  • Use of Python to build results boxes for CERCLA reporting in GIS.
  • Work with model builder and python scripts to batch process spatial data.
  • Created python scripts to increase the efficiency of the department s GIS.
  • Trained with Python scripting for ArcGIS and currently taking two courses.
  • Write Python scripts to manipulate very large raw data sets.
  • Automated QC process steps with ArcGIS ModelBuilder and Python scripting.

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11. Aerial Photographs

high Demand
Here's how Aerial Photographs is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Manipulated aerial photographs and digital cartography for imagery analysis and map interpretation.
  • Analyze and interpret aerial photographs and other imagery to delineate wetlands, vegetation, agricultural land and other geographic features.
  • Utilized aerial photographs to compose Geographical Information Systems.
  • Verified measurements and drawings using aerial photographs.
  • Form three-dimensional images of aerial photographs taken from different locations, using mathematical techniques and plotting instruments.
  • Performed traffic density counts utilizing ARC/INFO to digitize objects on screen from aerial photographs.

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12. SQL

high Demand
Here's how SQL is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Analyzed geographic relationships among varying types of data utilizing SQL-requests for attributive information and spatial location of objects.
  • Developed complex data transformation operations between Oracle and SQL server.
  • Assist with the 911 Emergency Operation Center GIS system updates including managing and manipulating spatial data in a SQL/FTP server environment.
  • Produced a dynamic website using a PHP/PostgreSQL platform and Keyhole Markup Language (KML, for Google Earth Integration).
  • Accomplished a highly regarded and useful data application for real estate consultants (SQL).
  • Edited data and metadata (CSV & PostgreSQL) to keep property/leasing information current.
  • Maintain MySQL tables which facilitate online drawn hunt system and populate web page content.
  • Perform quality control/assurance data checks from internal and external sources using SQL and Excel.
  • Use SQL queries to generate PCI tables which are utilized in MicroPaver software.
  • Utilized SQL to manipulate data in the specialized MS-Access West Coast estuary database.
  • Designed and implemented WATERS Services, a hybrid of PL/SQL and web services.
  • Provided SQL Programming, Endangered Species information, 3-D Analysis and Modeling.
  • Assisted in creating regular expressions and SQL expressions for complex data.
  • Maintain Relational Management Database Systems in MS SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • Perform a variety of Structured Query Language (SQL) queries.
  • Confirmed data records using SQL Servers.
  • Migrated database from SQL2005 to SQL2008.
  • Create and maintenance a Cuban Hydrographic Data Center based in SQL server and Windows application development in Visual Basic.
  • Consolidated SQL Server databases utilizing VMware that helped cut hardware and software costs by 35%.
  • Contribute data to the City's Socrata open data portal utilizing SQL and FME.

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13. Map Production

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Here's how Map Production is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Helped students understand cartographic principles and effective map production.
  • Map production: Used and edited system data to revise Presentation wall maps and Atlas Map Books.
  • Provide support for cartographic design and high quality map production for grants and public meetings.
  • Provided spatial analysis, modeling, and map production for supporting emergency planning projects.
  • Assisted engineering project managers with GIS analysis and map production.
  • Field map production for field survey crews.
  • Create templates to automate map production.
  • Created cartographic layouts for map production.
  • Performed spatial queries and model building, geoprocessing, statistics and analysis, and map production.
  • Convert .kml and .kmz files into shapefiles for use in map production.

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14. Data Analysis

high Demand
Here's how Data Analysis is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Identified gaps in data analysis and established procedures to ensure data integrity and quality control.
  • Involve in data analysis and fluvial morphology calculations for Regional Curves project.
  • Perform data analysis for community planning and revitalization efforts in Chicago.
  • Conducted data review and analysis of river-stream and canal water flows; mapped and graphed the results of the data analysis.
  • Communicated with contractor representatives regarding QA/QC procedures, results, issues, and overall data analysis while representing the agency.
  • Assist the local governments in their regional planning through mapping and spatial and tabular data analysis.
  • Consult with and department on data analysis, budgetary reports, presentations, and technology.
  • Cost effectively created emergency service map data, map data analysis, and reporting.
  • Perform data analysis & maintain data standards.
  • Assist in project planning, developing timelines, milestones, data analysis, assessments, and estimate resources.
  • Performed data analysis using ArcGIS extensions such as 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst and Geostatistical Analyst.
  • Import GPS data and convert to a variety of shapefiles for data analysis.

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15. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Provided technical support to elaborate annual operative plans and forest management plans of timber concessions and indigenous communities.
  • Provided customer service and technical support by phone for proprietary applications.
  • Provide technical support to Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Emergency Support Functions #5, Emergency Management.
  • Fulfilled map requests for GIU clients and provided technical support and training workshops to GIU and Louisiana state agency staff.
  • Provided technical support to field staff in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating watershed and land use management plans.
  • Provide hands-on and reach-back technical support and extensive product distribution and dissemination for the customer(s) downrange.
  • Provided technical support and created maps for internal groups, sales personnel and external clients.
  • Provide technical support to any department within BHP for any GIS or graphics needs.
  • Provide technical support in the GIS analyses and cartography concerning geological fieldwork and projects.
  • Provided advanced technical support to clients via email, phone, and web demonstrations.
  • Supported PaRR Inspectors in the field with Geographic and Technical support.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to data users as needed.
  • Provided technical support to GIS users throughout the company.
  • Provide technical support of company's computer hardware.
  • Provided technical support for FEMA and mapping partners.
  • Provide training and technical support to GIS users.
  • Provide customized GIS training and technical support.
  • Provided technical support and instruction for program specific toolsets.
  • State of Nebraska - Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST* Provided technical support for the COHYST 2010 land use mapping project.
  • Provided extensive technical support to the sales team through technical analysis, detailed presentations, and technical writing.

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16. Arcsde

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Here's how Arcsde is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Job duties included establishment of an Enterprise GIS solution using ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, and ESRI Flex Viewer.
  • Used ArcGIS 9.0 to edit and create FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map GIS data stored in ArcSDE.
  • Develop and customize the ArcIMS with Java, JavaScript and ARCSDE (Oracle Spatial).
  • Project Management for SQL server and ArcSDE, performing database backup and recovery.
  • Updated their database daily via ArcSDE / ArcGIS Server / ArcMap.
  • Maintain integrity of Oracle ArcSDE and all other relevant databases.
  • Develop and implement the conversion of project data to ArcSDE.
  • Gained great experience working with an enterprise Oracle/ArcSDE database.
  • Used ArcSDE to edit and maintained spatial databases.
  • Created versions from ArcSDE for editing purposes.
  • Maintained web maps using ArcSDE.
  • Updated ArcSDE software, deployed, and updated Flash xml files to mapping application and resolved web service outages.
  • Administer ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise, ArcSDE Geodatabase, & Web and Mobile Applications.
  • File Structure Management Tobin Land Suite applications Access database queries Conversion to ArcSDE.
  • Performed GIS data development and maintenance in ArcSDE geodatabase.
  • Work was performed through Citrix using ArcSDE.
  • Use ArcGIS (ArcInfo, Maplex, ArcSDE, SQL Server, proprietary tools)
  • designed and implemented web-based geospatial applications in an ArcIMS/ArcSDE Oracle 9i environment.
  • Develop client ArcSDE geodatabase administration including versioning and replication.
  • Created, updated, and maintained county datasets in a versioned ArcSDE database.

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17. Arcview

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Here's how Arcview is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Provided ArcView programming needs for Mississippi Department of Forestry.
  • Provide daily support for all ArcView 3.2 and ArcGIS 8.3 users in Residential, Commercial, and Mapping sections.
  • Coordinated and facilitated the migration from ArcView 3.2 to ArcGIS 9.x, streamlining the GIS processes.
  • Produced ArcView projects and map displays of the 10 Wilderness areas in the National Conservation Area.
  • Lead developer for ArcView and ArcINFO based applications for Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
  • Create county road network database and map products using Arc Info and ArcView.
  • Developed and implemented a GIS project in ArcView for litigation support.
  • Assist office users in use of ArcView to access address data.
  • Supported all GIS systems including ArcGIS 8.x and ArcView 3.x.
  • Processed large reports in ArcView environment for Cherokee Nation attorneys.
  • Utilized ArcView GIS to digitize California Natural Hazard maps.
  • Developed digital maps using ArcView software.
  • Create maps, per request / as needed, utilizing ArcView 3.2 ArcGIS 8.3 / 9.1.
  • Migrated the installation's GIS system from Intergraph's MGE (Modular GIS Environment) software to and ESRI ArcView platform.
  • Utilized GIS software such as Arc Info and Arcview to create appealing cartographic representations of a wide variety of County features.
  • Performed geospatial data building, modeling, and analysis using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, and ArcView software.
  • Demonstrated spatial distribution of events classified by state, city, county or zip code using Arcview GIS.
  • Developed Arcview applications to reveal short and long term trends in crime for police officials.
  • Provided ArcView technical help and database management for the parks population of wild horses.

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18. SDE

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Here's how SDE is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Have made great strides working with the field and district offices to gather potentially missing data to add to the SDE.
  • Maintain and operate our Common Operating Picture (COP) as required using ArcServer and SDE applications.
  • Managed the GIS Licenses, and re-establish communications between the other national offices for SDE server connections.
  • Redesign and migration of SDE through the six forest districts on the Tonto National Forest.
  • Project lead to move address data into SDE environment and develop form interface for editing.
  • Used FEMA RSDE worksheets to collect data in the field for each structure.
  • Install, configuration and management of ESRI desktop, SDE and server products.
  • Conducted FEMA Residential Substantial Damage Estimator (RSDE) information classes.
  • Utilize internal file and SDE databases to create customized maps.
  • Used an SDE versioning environment with update/reconcile daily.

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19. Information System

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Here's how Information System is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Constructed and maintained a Microsoft SharePoint information system to increase collaboration between multiple sections within I/CT.
  • Integrated critical information into a component-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database.
  • Captured geographical information systems and space utilization data to support the federal government.
  • Developed Geographic Information System map database for engineering and planning applications.
  • Created geographic information system for better land asset management.
  • Created automated information systems using MapBasic macro language.
  • Conceptualized and wrote manual for key information system operators
  • Created digital maps using Geographic Information Systems.
  • Coordinate, organize, and manage all data associated with the Geographic Information System (GIS) and business applications.
  • Subject matter expert in Geographic Information Systems for SG Interests, Ltd. providing decision making support and cost reduction solutions.
  • Provided Geographic Information Systems assistance to a wide range of clients from land trusts to public interest groups.
  • Entered data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases by converting digital satellite imagery data.
  • Established and founded the Geographic Information Systems division for the city of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
  • Managed multiple complex Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects including data and spatial analysis.
  • Implemented new Geographic Information System (GIS) program for small energy company from ground-up.
  • Use of Geographic Information Systems for the Mapping of improvement areas and park amenities.
  • Designed and developed a Traveler Information System for the city of Kanpur, India.
  • Fulfilled company geographic information systems (GIS), cartographic and graphic design needs.
  • Designed, implemented and maintained the city's first Geographic Information System.
  • Provided training to Information Systems staff and Engineering staff on GIS/GPS technologies.

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20. Fema

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Here's how Fema is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Developed standardized work-flow processes for producing non-regulatory spatial mapping and analysis products for FEMA.
  • Worked with FEMA during hurricane's Ivan & Dennis to help with city data for time loss and equipment use.
  • Participated in immediate emergency response deployment in compliance with IAP (Incident Action Plan) guidelines provided by FEMA.
  • Provided operational support for FEMA's Mapping and Analysis Coordination Center during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita Wilma and Ike.
  • Designed maps and compiled data in support of various program areas within FEMA as a short- term hire.
  • Trained in HAZUS, a program developed and used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • General spatial analysis, data management and visualization support for FEMA and other government clients.
  • Team lead for cartography production related to FEMA Flood Map revisions and location based service.
  • Produce digital flood maps by digitizing and map translation according to FEMA specifications.
  • Created new map layers from raw data for foreclosure and FEMA flood data.
  • Developed and taught several GIS Overview training classes for FEMA staff.
  • Support and assist project manager in handling all FEMA related requests.
  • Supported FEMA Region 7, FEMA Headquarters and Congressional Reporting.
  • Utilize FEMA HAZUS-MH MR5 loss-estimate software.
  • Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) Analyst for FEMA Region IV during the Map Mod and Risk MAP contracts.
  • Flood Zone Analyst (2003-2004) Responsible for scanning and digitizing FEMA flood maps and all corrections to them.
  • Utilized ArcIMS to help develop the FEMA Region 1 situational awareness website for emergency response management.
  • Served as onsite subject matter expert for the FEMA National Modeling Task Force (MOTF)
  • Review FEMA Flood Insurance Studies, Discovery Reports, and letters to community CEOs.

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21. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Supported field work preparation including data dictionary creation, geophysical and reconnaissance transect development, and provided daily GPS quality checks.
  • Managed laboratory data and results, created project database, and validated laboratory results according to EPA standards.
  • Support daily mobile GIS deployment and conduct development project review in coordination with tribal planning and environmental departments.
  • Prepared technical environmental publications (such as environmental impact statements, assessments, and forest management plans).
  • Prepared maps for an Environmental Impact Statement and exhibits regarding environmental monitoring on military bases using ArcGIS.
  • Resolve data discrepancies and report gaps indicating potential safety and integrity threats in Gap Summary Reports.
  • Assisted users in formulating GIS requirements or understanding the implications of alternatives for their respective departments.
  • Produced customized maps for various departments to support reporting, analysis and publishing requirements.
  • Digitized 2,000 survey polygons and entered corresponding data collected for 15 separate invasive species.
  • Assisted in developing Quality Control / Quality Assurance department to ensure complete chart accuracy.
  • Supported Environmental Department conducting building surveys for asbestos in Army facilities in Korea.
  • Communicate with other departments for property research and provided representation of specified data.
  • Initiated/created communication ideas to open channels between GIS department and nationwide sales offices.
  • Prepared maps and documents in support of municipal annexation trials throughout Mississippi.
  • Performed map-design, map-construction, color-separation and created negatives for publication maps.
  • Organized survey equipment into separate kits, facilitating prompt deployment for surveys.
  • Manage relationships and collaborate with regional town GIS departments and outside organizations.
  • Developed applications in Visual Basic and administered databases for other departments.
  • Manage digital data library of sewer drawings for Engineering Department.
  • Provided technical support and data acquisition for the Engineering Department.

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22. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Project management from assessment to implementation.
  • Used PMI project management concepts to manage projects consisting of multiple source maps and data from planning to project completion.
  • Project management, coordination, planning, budgeting, communication, resource allocation and management, along with team building.
  • Offer GIS services for asset management, environment impact assessment, and project management.
  • Project Management # Assisted in creation of work plans and proposals for GIS services.
  • Project Management of multiple GIS data sets for use in Exploration and Investor meetings.
  • Cross Functional project management to ensure efficient processes and tools.
  • Project management and permitting for new and operating mine sites.
  • Performed project management for small logging projects.
  • Project Management: Managed multidisciplinary teams, requiring careful coordination with multiple offices and agencies operating throughout several states.
  • Perform IT project management including user needs assessment, project design and development, implementation, tracking, and maintenance.
  • Project management, environmental and archaeology site maps, data QC/QA.
  • Designed general GIS training materials and conduct GIS related trainings; Provided project management and business consulting services.

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23. Cartographic Products

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Here's how Cartographic Products is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Developed and maintained figures and cartographic products for different entities within Parsons Engineering.
  • Worked independently to provide high quality custom cartographic products and analysis.
  • Developed scripts for automating basic cartographic products
  • Prepare high quality cartographic products, perform complex queries, and generate reports in support of tribal projects.
  • Developed cartographic products to aid federal support of Determined Promise 2004 (DP04).
  • Format and generate various cartographic products for multiple engineering, planning or research projects.
  • Improved data organization and accessibility by creating new company-wide data structure Create cartographic products from large non-spatial databases.
  • Provide time-sensitive cartographic products to support analytical documentation of mission operations.
  • Provide cartographic products and geospatial analysis on several accounts.
  • Processed the groundwater chemical analysis results for creating cartographic products and building GIS database by interlinking MS Excel and ESRI Geodatabase.
  • Perform ad-hoc GIS tasks and produced ad-hoc cartographic products.

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24. Lidar

average Demand
Here's how Lidar is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Utilize ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and Spatial Analyst to delineate wetland depressions and their watersheds from airborne LIDAR derived digital elevation models.
  • Performed image classifications using ERDAS Imagine and ESRI Spatial Analyst to map land cover types; also incorporated LiDAR data.
  • Created a work flow process and feature identification algorithm for a LIDAR project with the Forest Institute of Switzerland.
  • Used Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) surface data to determine the elevation of the water infrastructure facilities.
  • Performed QA/QC of statewide LiDAR data sets and conducted final clean up to produce bare earth terrain models.
  • Perform 3D spatial analysis on LIDAR data for geological survey research to build underground infrastructure for well paths.
  • Assure quality and accuracy of aerial imagery and the LiDAR data post collection and prior to processing.
  • Perform heads-up digitization of vegetation types; use Remote Sensing data (LiDAR and Aerial Photography).
  • Conducted QA/QC assessments of LIDAR data for 12 coastal counties in Texas.
  • Planned LiDAR collections according to a schedule and time constraints.
  • Assisted in the commercialization efforts of HARC's LIDAR program.
  • Automated the conversion or LIDAR data using Python.
  • Developed remote sensing products utilizing satellite imagery, Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and digital orthophotography.
  • Orthorectified and digitized construction plans to update existing LiDAR terrains.
  • Created 3D Terrains and DEMs from LiDAR for analysis, such as Floodplain delineation.
  • Perform geospatial analysis of LiDAR data to create geomorphological maps for Fire Island National Seashore and Gateway National Recreation Area.

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25. Arcinfo

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Here's how Arcinfo is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Ported ArcInfo-AML based Job Tracking program on Linux to the PC environment.
  • Edited and managed GIS data using ArcInfo on Unix SunOS platform.
  • Managed client Trade Area application on UNIX based ArcInfo System.
  • Used ArcInfo version 8, 10 for advanced functionality.
  • Used ArcInfo 10.2 to photo interpret wetlands throughout Montana and attribute the wetlands with Cowardin/NWI codes following FGDC protocols.
  • Utilize ESRI ARCInfo for mapping, editing and complex analysis of data as assigned.

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26. Data Layer

average Demand
Here's how Data Layer is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain County base map layers, including the address layer, departmental data layers and associated tabular information.
  • Acquire, assess quality, develop, digitize and maintain GIS data layers using ArcGIS 10.1.
  • Study and analyze the GIS data Layers, make inventory and data dictionary.
  • Develop ArcObjects (VB) Scripts for automating the clean out data layers.
  • Write a metadata with QA/ QC for every deliverable data layer.
  • Process the data into standard GIS formats and data layers.
  • Created new data layers from engineering drawings and parcel data.
  • Provided KML data layers for Google Map integrated website.
  • Develop data layers for City's Geographic Information System.
  • Create and update data layer metadata.
  • Create translate and integrate GIS data layers and digitize new data using a variety of software Perform implementation processing and quality assurance/control
  • Utilized geocoding techniques to create GIS data layers encompassing multiple departments and data sources including accounting and finance.
  • Created, integrated, and updated various ArcIMS data layers in CIRC's web mapping server.
  • Researched, created and performed QC of GIS data layers in an ESRI geodatabase.
  • Created, edited and maintained GIS data layers including address and street centerlines.

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27. Sdsfie

average Demand
Here's how Sdsfie is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Follow established GIS and data procedures, standards, and guidelines, including competency in SDSFIE.
  • Compiled and configured military project data to SDSFIE data models.
  • Developed metadata catalogues for various projects and updated databases to adhere to industry standards (SDSFIE FGDC).
  • Provided Trimble GPS training to field staff and developed streamlined data dictionaries for capturing SDSFIE compliant data during field work.
  • Maintain Installation GIS Data Dictionary and coordinate with Subject Matter Experts to ensure SDSFIE/GEOFidelis compliance in enterprise geodatabase.
  • Generated database attribution and metadata in accordance with SDSFIE and customer standards.

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28. Arcpad

average Demand
Here's how Arcpad is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Validated residential/commercial addressing data via ArcPad 9 and used satellite imagery for point of entry.
  • Customized and coded ArcPad forms to support environmental remediation and cleanup field collection.
  • Evaluated functionality of ArcPad, Mobile GIS, and Arc Engine for site assessment.
  • Included all wind farm design receptors and environmental setbacks and constrains for ArcPad application.
  • Conduct field collection using ArcPAD for use in 9-1-1 dispatch call centers.
  • Provided training for GPS and ArcPad applications for initial inventory projects.
  • Developed customized ArcPad Apps to streamline collection of field data.
  • Provided on-site ArcPad training for client staff.
  • Performed field reconnaissance and full survey of storm water control and water conveyance structures using an ArcPad enabled Trimble device.
  • Utilized a Trimble device equipped with ArcPad to accurately collect GPS & attribute data for parking meters.
  • Used Trimble GPS system and ArcPad to collect data for Enhanced 9-1-1 Mapping Systems.
  • Collect field data using TerraSync and ArcPad on GPS Trimble.
  • Developed custom data collection forms for ArcPad deployments using VBScript.
  • Collected street tree properties and locations by Trimble handheld GPS receiver with ESRI ArcPAD and created maps by ArcEditor.

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29. Geographic Data

average Demand
Here's how Geographic Data is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Compiled deliverable packages for customers including maps and geographic data, along with financial invoices and contract information.
  • Develop process documentation and metadata for geographic data sets and feature classes.
  • Organized institutional geographic data for universal access on SharePoint.
  • Created metadata using Federal Geographic Data Committee Standards.
  • Created Federal Geographic Data Committee compliant metadata for GIS data (submitted and accepted into NJ GIS Clearinghouse).
  • Ensured all GIS data created and maintained met with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) current standards.
  • Capture precise and accurate geographic data from surveys, site plans, aerial photographs, and other images.
  • Integrate multiple source geographic data from satellite and aerial imagery, census data and existing maps.
  • Maintained County's geographic database and improved the geographic integrity of the data.
  • Organized and maintained geographic data for Maps and Records Division.
  • Used ARC/INFO to automate, analyze and display geographic data.
  • Integrated Departmental databases to the county's geographic database.
  • Furthered the teams work in developing a geographic database.
  • Maintain and update geographic data files.
  • Created all necessary maps and geographic data to assist the Coalition with large scale wilderness policy efforts throughout California

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30. Data Entry

low Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Reduced client lease take-offs $5000 per project by joining tables to minimize tedious data entry.
  • Plat and deed data entry utilizing COGO feature creation and ground-to-grid correction.
  • Assisted in highway field work by prompt data entry to laptop.
  • Trained interns with GIS data entry procedures of various County layers.
  • Completed multiple digitizing, editing and data entry projects.
  • Census Analysis, Demographic Reporting, Data Entry, QA/QC, Spatial Analysis, Geoprocessing.

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31. Pathfinder

low Demand
Here's how Pathfinder is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Experienced with Pathfinder Office Software to attain quick upload and downloads of GPS data.
  • Post-processed GPS data and created data dictionaries to streamline data collection using Pathfinder Office.
  • Field ProgramCollected field data using Trimble GPS Pathfinder for wildlife and canal surveys and for updates to 7.5-minute topographic maps.
  • Collected and managed GPS data using ArcView 3.2, ArcGIS, and Trimble Pathfinder and TerraSync.
  • Program proficiently in GIS, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, Terrain Nav, and Pathfinder
  • Operated GPS Pathfinder programs and have a working knowledge of Trimble Survey equipment.
  • Edit and conduct analysis of geospatial data using Pathfinder Office and ArcMap.
  • Confirmed GPS locations using high accuracy Trimble utilizing ArcPad and Pathfinder software.
  • Obtained GPS coordinates of railroad crossings in five counties using Trimble Pathfinder.
  • Processed and managed GIS and GPS data using ESRI ArcGIS and Trimble Pathfinder Office and Terrasync.

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32. Data Acquisition

low Demand
Here's how Data Acquisition is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Organized a concise, comprehensive test plan document of capture and production interfaces for a ground station satellite data acquisition system.
  • Field work involving data acquisition and assisting in sampling water sources, soils and sediments, and air.
  • Facilitated conference calls with customers in regards to data acquisition and project progress.
  • Support included data acquisition and analysis, geocoding and mapping of disaster areas.
  • Provided GPS street centerline data acquisition and any field duties as assigned.
  • Conducted research, data acquisition and data creation of geographically based economic and business development assets and resources.

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33. Data Conversion

low Demand
Here's how Data Conversion is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Provided custom data base programming, data conversion programming and interfaces programming for varied software packages during GIS development.
  • Performed a wide variety of GIS data conversion and development tasks for contracted U.S. Geological Survey task orders.
  • Assisted in testing new tools and programs for data conversion.
  • Supported GIS data conversion, and analysis reports.
  • Coordinated all data conversion production tasks.
  • Manage data conversion and service contracts/projects.

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34. Data Development

low Demand
Here's how Data Development is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Supervised and trained GIS Technicians and Specialists on proprietary specifications, requirements, and procedures for data development.
  • Conduct data development, maintenance, and analysis to support transportation engineering functions.
  • Point person for data development and spatial data for military entities working with National Guard Headquarters on GIS initiatives.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings with town officials regarding data development projects.
  • Perform data development, clean up and maintenance.
  • Created, manipulated, and presented data in database/map format Conducted extensive data/metadata development BLM GCDB Data development
  • Support ongoing GIS data development and sustainment projects at Camp Bullis, TX for the US Army's Sustainable Range Program.

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35. Imagery Products

low Demand
Here's how Imagery Products is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Run quality control and verification on all output imagery products to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Provided quality intelligence support for the exploitation and dissemination of imagery products.
  • Provide other branches with top-quality imagery products for use in various applications and projects.
  • Provide training in assorted mapping software and imagery products.
  • Inspected sample datasets against numerous mapping and imagery products for errors.

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37. Javascript

low Demand
Here's how Javascript is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Developed Web-mapping application with the open source Map server, PostgreSQL (database), PHP and JavaScript.
  • Create web applications in Flex and JavaScript.
  • Programed Arizona Fish and Boat JavaScript Web Mapping Application http://gis.azgfd.gov/fishandboat/ which is the first of its kind in AZ.
  • Developed several custom web applications, based on the Javascript programming language, and ArcGIS Server.
  • Embedded KML watershed map into Goose Creek website using HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Created an in-house chrome extension to using HTML, Canvas, CSS and Javascript.

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38. Parcel Data

low Demand
Here's how Parcel Data is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Located and assigned customers address using parcel data information.
  • Update leasehold and parcel data using legal documents, including deeds, leases, and county assessment data.
  • Used programs such as Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel for quality control checks on converted parcel data.
  • Searched for and located county parcel data-sets to order online or directly through county entities.
  • Interpret imagery and parcel data to adjust address feature locations.
  • Excel parcel data into Arcmap9.2 data.
  • Research of parcel data boundaries.
  • Georeferenced Gallia county's parcel data.

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39. Mapinfo

low Demand
Here's how Mapinfo is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Attended training for MapInfo Professional at ICW and GEAC/EnRoute Headquarters, Tampa Bay, FL.
  • Developed and maintained GIS data using ArcGIS 9.1 - 10 and MapInfo.
  • Process input data into a GIS format using MapInfo.
  • Produced specialized maps of our markets using MapInfo.
  • Used MapInfo to geocode and match extracted engineering information to customer service records.
  • Experience with Intergraph GeoMedia GIS and MapInfo GIS software.
  • Debugged and recoded MapInfo GIS workspace file source code in the event of glitches or software failure.
  • achieved with Gemcom, MapInfo GIS, MS Access database and other software.

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40. Data Creation

low Demand
Here's how Data Creation is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Worked on projects that required database design/implementation, Metadata creation, As-Built drawing analysis/interpretation, digitizing and attribute table population.
  • Lead the Planning Section's GIS team in data creation, maintenance, and analysis.
  • Worked in versioned environment for data creation, update and editing.
  • Key member of the data creation for Los Angeles World Airports terminal lease exhibit and web application.
  • Supported data compilation and metadata creation for the Imperial Valley Spatial Data Infrastructure project.
  • Utilized FME server to automate data creation and ensure quality assurance/quality control.

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41. Map Creation

low Demand
Here's how Map Creation is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Geo-referenced images to digitize data and information for map creation.
  • Process various airport clientele requests including data extraction/conversions, data maintenance and map creation for airport operations and state agencies.
  • Volunteered to create 110 links to commonly requested maps while enabling more streamlined future map creation.
  • Study included report writing, data interpretation, system modeling, map creation and limited analysis.
  • Performed novel methods of analysis, map creation and calculation for several large-scale recreation studies.
  • Assisted with GIS database management, map creation and due diligence research.
  • Set standards and procedures for map creation, developed layout protocol, and proofed existing maps for the City of Kennesaw.

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42. GIS

low Demand
Here's how GIS is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Conducted public participation activities including visioning workshops involving use and implementation of GIS techniques.
  • Considered resident expert in the application of ArcGIS to operational situations.
  • Supervised GIS Technicians and supported Resource Management Staff Scientists.
  • Provided technical GIS assistance to internal and external customers.
  • Developed and analyzed ArcGIS spatial data of storm-impacted areas.
  • Project management of oil refinery remediation GIS database.
  • Interpreted aerial photography for digitizing GIS features.
  • Recruited as a GIS Specialist / Mapper, I updated the hand drawn Unit plats into a digital format using ARCGIS.
  • Integrated Map Book software for ArcGIS 9.3 and creating necessary files for the creation of the basin specific network map books.
  • Designed, developed and implemented a GIS for managing data, resources and personnel for the soil and groundwater remediation group.
  • Reviewed and authenticated federal and state law enforcement personnel to determine their access level to I/CT s GIS platform - TXMAP.
  • Major contributor in the planning and conversion of enterprise-wide migration from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to ArcGIS 10 and all associated integrated systems.
  • Provided data loading, editing, and quality control in order to monitor multiple databases and company GIS data inventory.
  • Generated Class Location and HCA in GIS and created reports for 2015 and 2016 Transmission pipelines for Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • Train and provide support to biologists and seasonal staff in the use of GPS units, database and GIS software.
  • Managed and integrated the use and application of GIS technology into all aspects of Business and projects at WPI.
  • Assisted with data collection, GIS field support, and environmental sampling over a forty mile remedial investigation site.
  • Collaborate efficiently with GIS specialists, vendors, engineers, and field personnel to resolve spatial data accuracy issues.
  • Supervised the utilization of GIS techniques to provide a better understanding of certain geographic variables in a given location.
  • Designed, developed and maintained ArcGIS automated tools for the client Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

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43. Survey Data

low Demand
Here's how Survey Data is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Generated archaeological site boundaries from spatial analysis of field survey data in accordance with the project site-definition criteria.
  • Assisted with survey interns in regard to survey data input (survey data base) and office mapping process.
  • Post processed all survey data and corrected all spatial anomalies for the Gas Atacama Pipeline Project.
  • Coordinated and managed GIS software throughout the project to track land use survey data.
  • Field survey data collection using GPS data collector.
  • Manage, developed and maintained survey database.
  • Support Fort Sam Houston's Geobase Program, including converting survey data and as-built drawings standardized GIS feature classes.
  • Supervised a team of GIS Specialists responsible for analyzing bathymetric survey data to produce accurate lake contour maps.

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44. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Used the whole suite of Microsoft Office products including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word on a daily basis.
  • Edited existing PowerPoint slides to enhance the mapping application.
  • Used Excel, Word, and PowerPoint in my job duties.
  • Created montages using PowerPoint for shareholder presentations.
  • Prepared and delivered PowerPoint presentations, reports, and Adobe Mapbooks.

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45. VBA

low Demand
Here's how VBA is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Observe department needs then design databases, forms, reports wrote VBA scripts and macros to fit departmental need.
  • Provided customization of (C#, VBA) ArcEditor application for improving repetitive mapping procedures.
  • Created custom tools for data analysis using ArcGIS Model Builder, VBA, and Python.
  • Developed an animation application showing city development pattern using ArcGIS, VBA and ArcObjects.
  • Performed pipeline data QC and data processing automation (VBA/python).
  • Experienced with VBA in Excel, MS Access, and legacy GIS.
  • Build custom addons to ArcMap to streamlines daily tasks using VBA.

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46. Adobe Photoshop

low Demand
Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Published maps for various media projects using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Created visual simulations using ESRI ArcScene and Adobe Photoshop

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47. Analyze Data

low Demand
Here's how Analyze Data is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Perform complex spatial analysis and analyze data.
  • Analyze data from various sources to produce data sets, cartographic layouts, and reports in accordance with specifications and standards.
  • Analyze data through complex queries and statistical methods to extract justifiable information for use in operational and planning decisions.
  • Utilized ArcGIS as primary tool to analyze data from several data management systems.
  • Process, integrate and analyze data using ArcGIS analytical tools, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze data for multiple contracts and litigations.

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48. Usgs

low Demand
Here's how Usgs is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Illustrated reports, journal articles, book chapters, field maps, and USGS pamphlet.
  • Close collaboration with personnel from USGS EROS data center and The Nature Conservancy.
  • Served as onsite SME for the production and processing of the mission assignment that tasked the USGS to collect additional HWM.
  • Performed joins and queries, utilized the ArcGIS tools and the NHD tools provided by USGS and the Forest Service.
  • Develop site aerial, site location and USGS maps for the Land Development Department as need for project SWPPP documentation.
  • Hydro-flattened rivers and water bodies using a tool that was developed by USGS-NGP.

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49. Thematic Maps

low Demand
Here's how Thematic Maps is used in GIS Specialist jobs:
  • Performed attribute data links to geographic features to produce thematic maps and specific geographic analysis.
  • Produce various thematic maps and visualization upon request.
  • Generate thematic maps with multiple themes using proportional symbols, color gradients, census data, and registration data.
  • Created thematic maps of electric distribution wiring, transformers and fused taps to service locations.
  • Update transportation, population, and other thematic maps.
  • Create thematic maps for a wide range of applications including public meetings, Board of County Commissioner briefings and engineering applications.
  • Created custom Thematic Maps in Geomedia Pro 6.0.

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20 Most Common Skill for a GIS Specialist

Database20.5%
Arcgis10.8%
GPS9.6%
Geospatial Data7.9%
Spatial Database7.3%
CAD7%
Web Application4.5%
Data Collection4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A GIS Specialist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Database
Database
16.4%
16.4%
2
2
Arcgis
Arcgis
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
GPS
GPS
7.7%
7.7%
4
4
Geospatial Data
Geospatial Data
6.4%
6.4%
5
5
Spatial Database
Spatial Database
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
CAD
CAD
5.6%
5.6%
7
7
Web Application
Web Application
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Data Collection
Data Collection
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Python
Python
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Aerial Photographs
Aerial Photographs
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
SQL
SQL
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Map Production
Map Production
2%
2%
14
14
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Arcsde
Arcsde
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Arcview
Arcview
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
SDE
SDE
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Information System
Information System
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Fema
Fema
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
EPA
EPA
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Project Management
Project Management
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Cartographic Products
Cartographic Products
1%
1%
24
24
Lidar
Lidar
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Arcinfo
Arcinfo
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Data Layer
Data Layer
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Sdsfie
Sdsfie
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Arcpad
Arcpad
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Geographic Data
Geographic Data
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Pathfinder
Pathfinder
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Data Conversion
Data Conversion
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Data Development
Data Development
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Imagery Products
Imagery Products
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Legal Descriptions
Legal Descriptions
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Javascript
Javascript
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Parcel Data
Parcel Data
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Mapinfo
Mapinfo
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Data Creation
Data Creation
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Map Creation
Map Creation
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
GIS
GIS
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Survey Data
Survey Data
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
VBA
VBA
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Analyze Data
Analyze Data
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Usgs
Usgs
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Thematic Maps
Thematic Maps
0.4%
0.4%

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