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  1. Welcome High School Counselors GIS careers and future

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Jobs in GIS • Environmental Management • Public Security • Commercial Agriculture • Engineering • Land Development/City Planning • Mapping • GIS Programmer

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Examples of how GIS is used

  9. Pakistan Earthquake

  10. Hurricane Katrina

  11. Tsunami Disaster

  12. Examples of GIS use: 9/11/01

  13. Emergency calls vs. station locations www.mwvcog.org

  14. Bird Deaths in St. Louis www.gis.slu.edu

  15. Child Immunization By: Kim Buttery

  16. Change in Sea Level By: Glenn Nevill

  17. RetailSiteSelection By: Joe Lewis

  18. Web site GIS usage • MO Botanical Gardens • Map Quest • City of St. Louis

  19. Thanks!!Questions????

  20. Now you try.. • Open the ArcMap program on your computer • Start-Programs-ArcGIS-ArcMap • Open an existing project • Z:/HSCounselors.mxd