Spatial information

Spatial Information Graduates assist to create digital images and analytical data to help government agencies make decisions, plan and deliver many different services. Spatial information is the digital connection between location, people and activities. Graduates will assist to develop geographic information systems (GIS) and provide support on technical and analytical advice on a range of issues such as environmental management, mining, utilities and asset management, and demographic marketing. They work with digital images and topographical, social and economic data to inform infrastructure development and future planning.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • assist to analyse information including geographic and land information, source maps and surveys
  • maintain topographic, economic, social and other data sets in your agency
  • develop, design and customise computer programs used in GIS
  • assist to provide access to GIS for end users, prepare training and facilitate the use of GIS in the organisation
  • identify opportunities for the use of new GIS technology and business process improvements through the use of GIS.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • high level process modelling and analytical skills
  • high levels of interpersonal and written communication
  • be able to problem solve, conceptualise and think creatively
  • attention to detail.

Technical skills and qualifications

Technical skills:

  • a broad range of modelling skills including business process modelling.

Your degree may be in:

Information technology, information systems, business, business computing.


Last Reviewed: 14 June 2019