Geographic technician

#1
Does anyone know what the complete responsibilities of a Geographic technician? Geography is my strong point and it would make sense to do something related. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
 
#2
Does anyone know what the complete responsibilities of a Geographic technician? Geography is my strong point and it would make sense to do something related. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
[WAH SHIELD]

When you say strong point do you mean degree or GCSE?

I used to work with Geo Branch; the military guys had all learnt their trade in the military and they were in the main printers - to print maps, or cartographers drawing and preparing maps for printing. There were some other technical bits in there too. The chief civvy I knew in Geo Branch had a BA in geography and a postgrad qualification in information science - that is not information technology check it out not many places teach it and it is useful to employers like GCHQ and private corporate/business intelligence agencies such as control risk and kroll.

If all you have learnt in geography so far is that rivers have water in them, wheat grows in fields and glaciers are icy then you need to expand your skills significantly. Consider a GIS course it gives a deeper introduction to the modern skills required and the tools available - I did the Masters in GIS at Leeds (after the army) and can recommend it, two of the guys on my course joined up one army and the other navy. Stay away from the fluffy side of geography and look at the "dark side" of predictive modeling, terrain modeling, satellite imagery and using geo linkable population data to look at problems in different ways.

I was not Geo branch when in the military but I had another backroom trade specialism which put me in constant contact with them. The work that you do may be in an office somewhere, but trust me the people at the very sharpest pointy end need what you are producing and preparing. It's interesting.

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#3
There's a huge amount involved in being a geo tech and map making is a small part. There's quite a bit of terrain analysis, fly through potential assault routes etc.

At the end of your class one you get a foundation degree.

As effendi said, being a geo tech is quite a world away from geography like what you learn in school.

@The_Duke , think this would be better placed in the Sappers forum.
 
#7
[WAH SHIELD]

When you say strong point do you mean degree or GCSE?

I used to work with Geo Branch; the military guys had all learnt their trade in the military and they were in the main printers - to print maps, or cartographers drawing and preparing maps for printing. There were some other technical bits in there too. The chief civvy I knew in Geo Branch had a BA in geography and a postgrad qualification in information science - that is not information technology check it out not many places teach it
I'm a GIS grad and have started to move away from it into project management .I don't like it to be honest and wouldn't mind something like Kroll or Control risks. Can you tell me a bit more please ?
 

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