Other Spatial Scientist

Other Spatial Scientists acquire, integrate, analyse, interpret, present, manage and distribute information about locations in space and time, and develop related equipment, software and services.

Overview

Other Spatial Scientists acquire, integrate, analyse, interpret, present, manage and distribute information about locations in space and time, and develop related equipment, software and services.

Day-to-day

  • determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form
  • supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing spatial information systems
  • undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
  • plans and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
  • advises other scientists relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
  • compiles and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
  • prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters
  • evaluates, compiles and maintains spatial information using a range of digital and graphical source materials, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, historical data, reports and statistics
  • analyses and interprets data to design maps, graphs, plans, drawings and three-dimensional models using geographic information and related systems
  • develops and trials new applications for use in geographic information systems
  • supervises and co-ordinates the work of surveying or spatial science technicians in the production and reproduction of geographic products.

Occupation snapshot
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To become an Other Spatial Scientist

  • You usually need a formal qualification in geographic information systems or another relevant field to work as an Other Spatial Scientist. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Find a Bachelor in Surveying and Spatial Sciences

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