They compile large quantities of data found in visual images, and represent the areas under study in the form of maps. One of the major applications of their work is in GPS and Google earth using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System.
Cartographers are employed for systematic planning of towns and districts. In this work they incorporate their knowledge of soil, climate, natural resources and the environment.
Cartographers also work to trace the variations in the weather. This data is employed to predict future disasters and developing strategies to manage them.
Cartographers also work with construction companies as essential members to help identify lands suitable for construction, taking account of the area, it’s climate, and the environment.
|Stream||Graduation||After Graduation||After Post Graduation|
|Clear Class XII in Science stream||Pursue B.Sc. Geography/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics for 3 years||Pursue M.Sc. Geography/ Geoinformatics/ Applied Geography/ Geology for 2 years||M.Phil Geography/ Geology/ Ph.D./ Post Graduate Diploma in Remote sensing and GIS/Digital Cartography for 1-4 years|
|Clear Class XII in Science stream||Pursue B.Sc. Geography/ Geology/ Chemistry/ Mathematics for 3 years||Pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Remote sensing and GIS/Digital Cartography for 1 years||–|
|Clear Class XII in Science stream||Pursue B.Tech for 4 years||Pursue M. Tech Geoinformatics/ Geotechnical Engineering for 2 years||Ph.D./ Post Graduate Diploma in Remote sensing and GIS/Digital Cartography for 1-4 years|
- Most college have eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII with Physics as main Subject.
- These courses are available only in select colleges.
- Most of the institutes for post-graduation require a degree in Mathematics, Economics, Geography or Geology to be eligibile to apply for these courses.
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- Involved with the scientific, technological and artistic aspects of developing and producing maps
- Present complex information like diagrams, charts and spreadsheets, as well as information in the form of conventional maps
- Work within a variety of areas, including publishing, government, the military, surveying and conservation
- Reproduce and update old maps
- Operate a photogrammetric plotting instrument or a digital photogrammetric workstation (DPW), which views the photographs stereoscopically, or in a 3D format
- Product diagrams, charts and spreadsheets apart from creating OS maps, satellite images, political maps and physical maps
- Design, maintain and manipulate geographical information (GI) databases
- Work with geographical information systems (GIS) to see and design, models and analyze landscape features