Stem Career

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information in order to create and update maps and charts for regional planning, education, emergency response, and other purposes.

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
EDUCATIONBachelors degree
WORK EXPERIENCENone
WORK ENVIRONMENTAlthough cartographers and photogrammetrists spend much of their time in offices, certain jobs require extensive travel to locations that are being mapped
STATE AREA DATAExplore resources for employment and wages by state and area for cartographers and photogrammetrists.
ICONIC PEOPLERavichandran Arunachalam
COMPANIESSpatial Solutions
HIGHER STUDIESOsmania University

Cartographers and photogrammetrists collect, measure, and interpret geographic information to create maps and charts for political, educational, and other purposes.

Cartographers are mapmakers who use principles of cartographic design to make user-friendly maps. Photogrammetrists are specialized mapmakers who use aerial photographs, satellite images, and light-imaging detection and ranging technology (LIDAR) to build models of the Earth’s surface and its features for purposes of creating maps.