A geospatial analytics scientist asses, integrates, manipulates and extracts data from GPS and other databases to improve software platforms used in precision agriculture.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Apply in-depth familiarity of geospatial intelligence and multi-spectral images to provide analytic support including the planning, preparation and maintenance of maps and geographic representations to display layers and data attributes using mapping techniques
- Work with IT and other scientists to develop software platforms that enable cutting-edge research and development to revolutionize plant breeding and biotechnology
- Develop research strategies for discovery projects in precision agriculture platforms
- Utilize the latest mathematical innovations to propose software solutions that accommodate emerging trends in data quantity and quality
- Design and test algorithms and conduct prototyping to evaluate possible scenarios leveraging computational and statistical techniques for the development of novel approaches for high-throughput data analyses
- Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary scientists internal and external to your company
- Organize challenging problems
- Develop new solutions utilizing mapping technologies
What education and training is required?
A master’s degree in agricultural engineering, civil engineering, computer science or geographic information systems.
To pursue a career as a geospatial analytics scientist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on higher level mathematics, biology, geography and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Geospatial analytics scientists work for the government and for agriculture companies working on precision agriculture platforms, including agriculture equipment manufactures.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The job outlook for a geospatial analytics scientist will be great over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations
- Coalition of Geospatial Organizations
- Geospatial Technologies Project
- Urban and Regional Information Systems Association