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Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Category: Basic Materials

Career Index: 6.75

·        CAD Drafter

·        Surveyor

·        Cartographer

·        GIS Technician

·        GIS Analyst

·        GIS Developer

·        GIS Software Engineer

·        GIS Project Manager

How to become a GIS Specialist –

List of some colleges


                   UPES, College of Engineering Studies - Dehradun

·     Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University- Chennai

·     Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam

·     Amity University - Noida

·     SRM University – Chennai

·     NIIT University - Neemrana

·     Andhra University, College of Engineering - Visakhapatnam

·     Andhra University – Visakhapatnam

·     University of Windsor – Canada

·     Victoria University – Australia

·     Griffith College – Ireland

WellingtonInstitute of Technology – New Zealand    


Fees in India incurred around 2,00,000 – 6,00,000 INR. It varies from government college to private college.


Fees abroad is around 50,00,00 – 1Cr for the entire course. This  fees also vary from country to country.


Earning Potential

Pay package is low initially. An early career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of 4,50,000 per annum,

 A mid-career Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of 6,50,000 based on 6 salaries. 

An experienced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of 10,50,000 based on 7 salaries.

*Data taken from indeed

Cultural Fit

GIS can also help address some of the most urgent challenges emerging now, such as the increase in extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much potential, GIS is a field with great opportunities in terms of both societal benefits and individual careers

Growth Potential

Urban areas provide numerous opportunities in this field. From technician one can become GIS Project Manager. GIS can be a safe career path if you realize you need to develop various key additions to augment your popularity in the employment quest. GIS has become an all-round job choice for detailed-oriented individuals and loves interacting with the knowledge to achieve insightful outcomes


There is a rapid increase in the availability of Geospatial data, APIs for Google maps, and integration to other internet platforms. The Global GIS market worth could reach up to 17.5 billion dollars by 2023, according to P&S market research. The demand for skilled surveyors, cartographers, GIS analysts and GIS experts is rapidly increasing. Those who possess a degree in GIS may opt for other roles in environmental preservation organizations, enterprise software companies, and government organizations. The demand is higher, at the same time the employers seek those candidates who possess both academic qualifications and practical training