Using geographic information systems or GIS technology, they create and produce tables, data, reports, and maps. They then use the reports to create schedules and budgets for projects related to the data. They keep up current GIS systems and formulate plans for possible future upgrades to the system. Geospatial scientists also provide expert technical information to businesses and other clientele while discussing possible solutions and other operational problems that may have already or potentially existed. They also provide technical support for the creation of mapping software for the geographic information systems.
Creating software, programming, and performing data analysis on the GIS is also the job of a geospatial scientist. They instruct and manage technicians and all other related personnel in GIS procedures. A geospatial scientist will also gather and assimilate all collected geographic and cartographic data that may include all potential green spaces, potential and current sources of pollutants, and utility locations for inclusion into maps. They also assess, watch, and model resources of the environment.