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GEOSPATIAL ENGINEER

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United States Army

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Norfolk, VA

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Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for Disaster Relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.\r\rJOB DUTIES\r\r Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance\r Create geographic data and compile them into maps\r Help commanders visualize the battlefield\r Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases\r Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain\r

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Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.\r\rTRAINING\rJob training for a geospatial engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for geographic information systems.\r\rSome of the skills you’ll learn are:\r\r Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems\r Geographic analysis\r Imagery interpretation and exploitation\r\r\rHELPFUL SKILLS\r\r Interest in geography, maps and charts\r Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment\r Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products\r Preference in a technical career field\r

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United States Army
Website : http://www.army.mil

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The Army, as one of the three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. Regardless of component, The Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows The Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for The Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.

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