Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialists use GIS technology to create, manage, analyze, and map many different kinds of data.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Check out this video to see a day in the life of a GIS Specialist.
STEP 1: Open the USGS Coastal Change Hazards interactive map. Then click the map image to launch.
STEP 2: The menu on the right shows you current coastal change hazards. Click through each one to get a sense of the data being presented. Click ‘zoom to’ to see it in action!
STEP 3: Of the coastal change hazards on this list, which one do you think has the potential to cause the MOST erosion and erosion related damage? Why?
STEP 4: Write your answer in claim, evidence, reasoning format (be sure to use specific evidence from the USGS map). Then share it in the Student Showcase to build your resume as a GIS Specialist!