Cartographer and Photogrammetrist Career
Cartographers are responsible for collecting geographic data and using it to create maps. They often are responsible for combining geographic data with data from other fields; for example, they may be asked to make a map that shows tax revenue by county. Photogrammetrists also create maps, but they are primarily responsible for collecting aerial and satellite data and using it to create elevation maps.
Both cartographers and photogrammetrists increasingly are responsible for creating interactive digital maps. In order to do so, they need familiarity with mapping software used to analyze geographic information system data. They will frequently work with government agencies or private entities who contract them to make maps of specific areas.