Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Innovation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Persistence * Integrity * Achievement/Effort * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Compile data required for map preparation, including aerial photographs, survey notes, records, reports, and original maps. * Delineate aerial photographic detail, such as control points, hydrography, topography, and cultural features, using precision stereoplotting apparatus or drafting instruments. * Inspect final compositions to ensure completeness and accuracy.


Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Architecture and Engineering

Sample Job Titles Aerial Photogrammetrist, Cartographer, Cartographic Designer, Cartographic Drafter, Cartography Supervisor, Cartography Technician, Compiler, Data Mapper, Digital Cartographer, Field Map Editor, Imagery Analyst, LIDAR Technician (Light Detection and Ranging Technician), Map Editor, Mapper, Orthophotography Technician, Photo Cartographer, Photogrammetric Engineer, Photogrammetric Technician, Photogrammetrist, Stereo Compiler, Stereoplotter Operator, Topographer, Topographical Field Assistant.