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Welcome High School Counselors GIS careers and future What is GIS??? G eographic I nformation S ystem Computer Geography Ability to figure out patterns that exist on the earth Ask What If?? Questions Solve modern day problems Who hires people to do GIS?? Government agencies

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welcome high school counselors

Welcome High School Counselors

GIS careers and future

what is gis
What is GIS???
  • Geographic Information System
    • Computer Geography
  • Ability to figure out patterns that exist on the earth
  • Ask What If?? Questions
  • Solve modern day problems
who hires people to do gis
Who hires people to do GIS??
  • Government agencies
    • National; state; county; city; municipal
  • Services
    • City maintenance; planning; development; security; emergency response; transportation
  • Business
    • Marketing; retail; banking; telecommunications
  • Research
    • Natural resource mgt; disease control
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Jobs in GIS

  • Environmental Management
  • Public Security
  • Commercial Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Land Development/City Planning
  • Mapping
  • GIS Programmer
jobs money
Jobs??? Money???
  • Need for GIS related jobs (URISA)
    • Average of 6 jobs per local government
    • Estimated Total – 500,000 gov. jobs
  • Estimated 20% increase in GIS jobs nationwide in recent years (ESRI)
  • Salary range (URISA)
    • Director of GIS - $72,741
    • GIS Technician - $33,604
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GIS Training and Education

  • National
    • Over 100 Programs Nationwide
      • Range from certificate to PhD
    • Hundreds of CCs offer courses
    • On-line programs and courses available
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GIS Training and Education

  • Local
    • 4-year college level programs in region
      • MU-Columbia
      • Missouri State University-Springfield
      • Northwest Missouri State-Maryville
      • SIU-Edwardsville
    • Inconsistent offering of regional courses
      • UM-SL
      • SLU
      • Lindenwood
      • Washington University
child immunization
Child Immunization

By: Kim Buttery

change in sea level
Change in Sea Level

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retail site selection
RetailSiteSelection

By: Joe Lewis

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Web site GIS usage

  • MO Botanical Gardens
  • Map Quest
  • City of St. Louis
now you try
Now you try..
  • Open the ArcMap program on your computer
    • Start-Programs-ArcGIS-ArcMap
  • Open an existing project
    • Z:/HSCounselors.mxd