• Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 59,320
    $36,470 range bar $87,800
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • 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

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

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.9%
Job Opening 69

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Aerial Photogrammetrist, Cartographer, Cartographic Designer, Digital Cartographer, Mapper, Photogrammetric Technician, Photogrammetrist, Stereo Compiler, Stereoplotter Operator
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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