• Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, educational, and other purposes.

    What do they typically do

    • Collect and create visual representations of geographic data, such as annual precipitation patterns
    • Examine and compile data from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images
    • Prepare thematic maps in digital or graphic form for environmental and educational purposes
    • Update and revise existing maps and charts
    • Specify aerial photographic detail such as control points, hydrography, topography, and cultural features, using precision stereoplotting apparatus or drafting instruments
    • Build and update digital databases
    • Apply standard mathematical formulas to identify, scale, and orient geodetic points, elevations, and other planimetric or topographic features
    • Establish guidelines to specify which source material is acceptable for use

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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