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Geospatial Imaging Specialists

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Service Branches

Work Environment

Geospatial imaging specialists usually work in office facilities. They may work in facilities in field camps or aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $55,815

Overview

Geospatial imaging specialists perform the collection, analysis, and dissemination of geospatial imagery to support war fighting operations and other activities. They operate geographic information systems (GIS) that store and analyze maps and other geographic information. Intelligence derived by the geospatial imaging specialist is critical for mission success at the national, theater, and tactical levels. As such, they disseminate multi-sensor geospatial intelligence products to appropriate parties.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for geospatial imaging specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in using sophisticated imagery collection equipment.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in computers
  • Interest in earth science
  • Strong critical thinking skills

Related Civilian Careers

  • Mapping Technicians, Cartographers and Photogrammetrists