Remote Sensing Technicians
Core Tasks Include:
- Participate in the planning or development of mapping projects.
- Verify integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.
- Prepare documentation or presentations, including charts, photos, or graphs.
- Merge scanned images or build photo mosaics of large areas, using image processing software.
- Integrate remotely sensed data with other geospatial data.
- Consult with remote sensing scientists, surveyors, cartographers, or engineers to determine project needs.
- Adjust remotely sensed images for optimum presentation by using software to select image displays, define image set categories, or choose processing routines.
- Manipulate raw data to enhance interpretation, either on the ground or during remote sensing flights.
- Collect geospatial data, using technologies such as aerial photography, light and radio wave detection systems, digital satellites, or thermal energy systems.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Maintain records of survey data.
- Document methods used and write technical reports containing information collected.
- Develop specialized computer software routines to customize and integrate image analysis.
- Collect verification data on the ground, using equipment such as global positioning receivers, digital cameras, or notebook computers.
- Operate airborne remote sensing equipment, such as survey cameras, sensors, or scanners.
- Monitor raw data quality during collection and make equipment corrections as necessary.
- Evaluate remote sensing project requirements to determine the types of equipment or computer software necessary to meet project requirements, such as specific image types or output resolutions.
- Develop or maintain geospatial information databases.
- Correct raw data for errors due to factors such as skew or atmospheric variation.
- Calibrate data collection equipment.
- Collaborate with agricultural workers to apply remote sensing information to efforts to reduce negative environmental impacts of farming practices.
- Collect remote sensing data for forest or carbon tracking activities involved in assessing the impact of environmental change.
- Provide remote sensing data for use in addressing environmental issues, such as surface water modeling or dust cloud detection.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™.