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Geospatial Analytics Scientist


A geospatial analytics scientist assess, integrate, manipulate and extract 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 
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