Mapping Technician Career
A mapping technician’s primary responsibility is to create maps of the Earth’s surface. Mapping technicians use data that their colleagues, typically a surveying technician, collected about a particular site or area of a city or town to create maps with information about elevations and land forms. Mapping technicians assist cartographers and surveyors.
Mapping technicians primarily work indoors with computers and mapping software. They typically work for engineering or surveying firms on a contract basis to help with a particular project. In addition, numerous town and city governments employ mapping technicians in their highway and planning departments. They typically work regular schedules, approximately 40 hours per week, but surveying technicians may work additional hours during the summer, as this is when the weather is best for completing outdoor surveying tasks.