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Geospatial Analytics Specialists


Geospatial data is “information that describes objects, events, or other features with a location on or near the surface of the earth,” according to IBM. The surface of the earth refers to elevation, population density, roads, buildings, and other components. Geospatial data typically includes the following components: location information (usually coordinates on the earth that are pinpointed by geographic information systems, via the Global Positioning System and other technology), attribute information, and temporal information (the time or life span at which the location and attributes exist). This type of data can include satellite imagery, weather data, census data, high-resolution imagery, cell phone data, information collected by sensors, drawn images, drone data, social media data, and other types of information. Geospatial analytics specialists (GASs) collect, analyze, and disseminate geospatial data in order to extract structured data that can be used for specific applications and industries. This data can be utilized to understand recent or ongoing events or to try to predict human behavior or natural phenomena and prepare for future events.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Career Ladder
Consultant or Professor


Experienced Geospatial Analytics Specialist

Entry-Level Geospatial Analytics Specialist

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