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Geographic Information Systems Specialists

Work Environment

GIS specialists typically work in office settings. Geographic information systems usually consist of PC-based workstations with big screens. (Some applications also are available for Macs, but the majority are for PCs.) In an organization where GIS is used extensively, each person might have a GIS workstation at his or her desk. GIS technology is also being used on job sites in the form of handheld computers combined with mobile GIS devices such as ArcPad or ArcGIS for Desktop Basic software operating on a laptop computer or a tablet personal computer. 

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