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Geospatial Engineer Details


OVERVIEW
Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that support military/civilian operations for disaster relief and homeland security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.


JOB DUTIES

  • Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance
  • Create geographic data and compile them into maps
  • Help commanders visualize the battlefield
  • Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases
  • Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain


TRAINING

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including instruction for geographic information systems.

Advanced Individual Training: 18 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you'll learn:
  • Basic knowledge of geographic information systems
  • Geographic analysis
  • Imagery interpretation and exploitation


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Skilled Technical (ST): 100
General Technical (GT): 100

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in geography, maps and charts
  • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment
  • Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products
  • Preference in a technical career field


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
125D Geospatial Engineering Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an engineer with the government or in the private sector.