There are opportunities for graduates with Spatial Information education across Australia and around the globe in many disciplines. Jobs in the spatial industry are numerous, varied and well paid. Graduates work throughout business and government in a broad range of spatial information management and system development positions.
You may be involved in the traditional areas of managing land information systems, producing maps and digital databases, surveying boundaries and engineering projects, or managing, developing, and preserving land. You may be applying many techniques, including photogrammetry, remote sensing, and global positioning system (GPS). You could be managing information about the environment, transportation and other utility systems.
You may advance the technology itself: developing software and systems to enhance the ability of individuals, business, government, and industry to better use information systems in their daily business workflows. After a few years in the workforce, you can identify other areas where your skills could be put to good use. You will be in an excellent position to launch your own business initiative and could also be self-employed.
Below are listed any available opportunities in the CRCSI system; and some links to explore exciting career options. You can also find out more about opportunities in the Spatial industry from Destination Spatial.
Training and scholarships
There are many varied opportunities to train in the spatial industry. Training courses in universities and technical colleges include GIS, surveying, remote sensing, cartography and much more.
Spatial Information as a decision tool
"Geospatial information is increasingly becoming the driving force for decision making across the local to global continuum. Tasks as varied as planning urban growth, managing a forest, "precision farming," assessing insurance claims, siting an automatic teller machine, routing [emergency] vehicles, drilling a well, assessing groundwater contamination, designing a cellular phone network, guiding "intelligent" vehicles..."