Cartographers & 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.
Also called: Cartographer, Compiler, Photogrammetric Technician, Photogrammetrist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Innovation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Aldus FreeHand
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Boeing SoftPlotter
  • Image analysis software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    bachelor's degree
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