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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.


  • 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.

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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