Geographic Information System (GIS) programmer utilizes computer-based applications to collect, analyze, geographic or spatial data.
To become a Programmer, one has to earn a bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, engineering, or a related field.
Skills needed to be a GIS Programmer.
- Ability to analyze and display data for your customer, give presentations to explain the use of your software, debug existing software, and provide ongoing support for existing applications.
- They often work with sensitive and secure information, so you may also need to maintain a security clearance to ensure you can continue performing this job.
As a GIS programmer, one has to do a lot of researching work, improve skills in order to remain relevant in the field of GIS.
There is a minute difference in GIS developer and a GIS programmer but they perform alike duties with a slight difference- the former develops software needed in GIS to make work easier and accessible, while the former automate a workflow and interact with geospatial data.