Remote Sensing Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Remote sensing technicians are known for their keen eyes. They look at a variety of photos—like aerial photography, light and radio wave direction systems, digital satellites and thermal energy systems—to record information that helps us understand how to use the Earth’s land. Because they see things from a different perspective, they’re able to protect our resources and advocate for their best possible use.

Also known as: Aerial Photo Lab Manager, Digital Cartographic Technician, Geospatial Extractor, IP/Mosaic Technician
Equipment Selection
Operations Analysis
Systems Analysis
Collect geospatial data using aerial photography, light and radio wave detection systems, digital satellites or thermal energy systems
Manage and monitor geospatial technologies used to acquire photography
Operate airborne remote sensing equipment such as survey cameras, sensors and scanners
Maintain records of survey data
Develop and maintain geospatial information databases
Calibrate data collection equipment
Prepare charts, photos and graphs for presentations

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