GIS Careers in Military & Geospatial Intelligence

The use of GIS applications in military operations has revolutionised the way in which the military plans, operates and functions. From home security to operations around the globe, our military depends on reliable, accurate spatial mapping and tools. Build a purposeful career in military and geospatial intelligence as a GIS expert.  

GIS military careerWhat Does a GIS Career in Military & Geospatial Intelligence Look Like?

Military forces use GIS in a variety of applications including mission command, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, training area management and mission support. Geospatial information plays a strategic role in cartography, battlefield management, terrain analysis, remote sensing, military installation management and monitoring of possible terrorist activity.

Here in the USA or overseas, you can make a difference working in military and geospatial intelligence doing some or all of the following:

  • Improve efficiency of operations.
  • Innovate ways to conduct mission command, intelligence gathering, surveillance or training management.
  • Advance geospatial data management, analysis and sharing.
  • Visualize information and perform analysis key to strategizing, planning, execution and recovery of a wide range of operations.
  • Create and maintain defense geospatial infrastructures to improve secure communication of timely, accurate information.

GIS Career Paths

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GIS Job Opportunities in Military & Geospatial Intelligence

Wondering what real life opportunities are available? In addition to individual job and internship announcements posted via the MGIST and Certificate listservs, there are numerous job search engines specific to the geospatial industry to help your GIST careers search.

Students also have access to ePACK, the job and internship repository for NC State students. A few of the more prominent job blogs are highlighted below.

The GIS Jobs Map: Interactive map cataloging GIS positions in the US and several countries.

The GIS Jobs ClearinghouseSummary of numerous other job sites

Opportunities with EsriStudent Jobs and Internships with Esri

Triangle Area GIS: A job blog for geospatial careers in the Triangle Area of NC National Job Blog Geospatial Career Portal

GIS Jobs: Job blog with resume posting capabilities

URISA Jobs: Job blog hosted by URISA

Additional Opportunities by Industry

Considering another industry? Learn how you can specialize in your field of interest and build a GIS career in the industry of your choice:

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