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Geographic Information Systems Specialists

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You can learn more about this field by reading books about GIS technology. Most are textbooks or geared toward professionals, but browsing them can provide you with a good overview of the field. Check out ESRI's Mapping for Everyone (http://www.esri.com/software/mapping-for-everyone), which allows you to experiment with story maps of historical events and places. Visit the institute's Web site (http://www.esri.com) for other books and educational tools. Finally, if possible, visit a business that uses GIS and talk to workers who use this technology. You might also ask your science teacher to arrange an information interview with a GIS specialist.

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