Geospatial mapping and science

Geospatial mapping and science

“Geospatial mapping and science involves the interpretation and analysis of data relating to geographic position on the earth’s surface”

Geospatial mapping and science specialists interpret and analyse geospatial data and use leading edge digital technology such as laser scanning, geographic information systems, remote sensing and imagery. They provide data analysis and advice for mapping, satellite navigation systems, global positioning systems, infrastructure, the identification of local, suburban or international boundaries, military, mining, and a range of other purposes. As an apprentice, you’ll train in the interpretation, manipulation and analysis of geospatial information, data and measurement, to provide strategic advice and recommendations based on this analysis. You’ll work in either the public or private sector, at employers such as consultants, contractors, rail operators, government, the military, mapping companies, suppliers of computer-based mapping technology, and a range of others. On completion, you’ll achieve a BSc in a geospatial science subject.

Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography, ICT and science

Entry requirements: Three A-levels at grade C or above, a relevant level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property-related discipline; or equivalent qualifications. Relevant experience may also be beneficial, particularly if strong analytical skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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