These Surveyors use software to create, display and analyze very detailed maps. The maps highlight everything from the contour of the land to the location of every street sign and fire hydrant.
GIS analysts use these layered maps to help people make decisions and solve problems. For example, the maps provided by a GIS analyst help city planners determine the best location for a new road.
These Surveyors also aid in the cleanup of hazardous wastes. By analyzing everything from water sources, to roads, to the slope of the land, a GIS analyst can help determine the extent of the pollution, and often times who is responsible for cleanup.