Military Geospatial Imaging Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Geospatial imaging specialists perform the collection, analysis, and dissemination of geospatial imagery to support war fighting operations and other activities. They operate geographic information systems (GIS) that store and analyze maps and other geographic information. Intelligence derived by the geospatial imaging specialist is critical for mission success at the national, theater, and tactical levels. As such, they disseminate multi-sensor geospatial intelligence products to appropriate parties.  

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Work Environment

Geospatial imaging specialists usually work in office facilities. They may work in facilities in field camps or aboard ships.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Geospatial Imaging Specialists in the Military

2,395

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Salary

Average Salary

$52,241

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Education

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for geospatial imaging specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in using sophisticated imagery collection equipment. Training content may include: Imagery collection, interpretation, and exploitation techniquesCollecting, analyzing, and evaluating geospatial, geographic, and remote sensed dataPreparing maps, charts, and intelligence reportsUsing computer systems and imagery exploitation softwareAnalyzing fixed/moving target indicators, geospatial data, and overhead/aerial imagesUsing geospatial imagery to aid in targeting process

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Knowledge

  • Geography
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
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