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Spatial information analyst

What is it like being a Spatial Information Analyst?

Spatial information analysts provide expertise, knowledge and support in the analysis, generation, and presentation of geospatial information to support decision-making. They use Geographical Information Systems in the production and analysis of geographical data to support and deliver services such as environmental management exploration and mining, land ownership and titles, urban, social and regional planning and many more.

Spatial information analysts have many duties including preparing charts, drawings and maps, performing detailed spatial analysis, working with spreadsheets and working with teams to ensure effective workflow.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for computer network professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a spatial information analyst, you have strong problem-solving skills and are able to manage time effectively in order to complete tasks to a high standard. You also possess the following set of skills:

  • Ability to be analytical
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong project management skills

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Geographic Information Systems), Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) or Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Geographic Information Systems) will be eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia.

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