GIS Assistant



Digitizes and performs data entry and manipulation to create, maintain and update maps, plots, graphic simulation and manuscript data for use by various agencies, Preliminary data and final produces are checked to ensure quality control of all data entering the system; maintains accurate records and documentation of work.

Duties:

  • Move tools, equipment and other materials to and from work areas
  • Assist in land surveying activities, such as holding or moving stakes and rods, clearing brush and debris from line of survey and transporting surveying tools to work area
  • Operator equipment to perpare images, date and graphical reports, maps or charts
  • Inspect quality of recorded iamges, to determine accuracy of data

Essential Skills:

  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Document use & writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Critial Thinking

Skills:

  • Related experience or training with modern survey equipment
  • Ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to work accurately and carefully as part of a team
  • Able to work with various types of software
  • Detailed to perform data entry
  • Good math skills required to perform calculations

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Years of experience in the construction industry may be required
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary but is still recommended
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Available Programs:

  • Dual Credit Programs

Program Description:

Graduate of the Geomatics Technician program are capable of collecting, organizing, and managing geographic data using state-of-the-art technology like GPS, remote sensing, and surveying tools to collect, manipulate, and communicate geographic information- skills that can be applied to virtually any discipline such as urban planning, engineering, or crime investigation.

Schools

  • FLEMING COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • CANADORE COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • SAULT COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
  • NIAGARA COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMANTION SYSTEM
  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM


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What to Expect
Emily Valente

GIS Assistant

So what does someone do with a Bachelor degree in geography? That thought crossed my mind a few times when I was at university; I thought might be a teacher. But I didn’t think much about the future because studying geography was what I wanted to do. I was introduced…
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Essentials Skills
GIS Assistant


  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Working with Others
  • Document use & writing
  • Oral Communication
  • Critial Thinking
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GIS Assistant

Education Roadmap

GIS Assistant

Career ETA: 2 years

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