How to become a Cartographic Technician

Cartographic technicians assist cartographers with the analysis of field survey and land management data, aerial photographs and other geographic information sources to prepare maps, plans, charts and diagrams.

Personal requirements of a Cartographic Technician

  • Graphic skills, with an interest in drawing and design
  • Aptitude for working with computers
  • Able to work neatly and accurately
  • Normal colour vision.

Education & Training for a Cartographic Technician

To become a cartographic technician, you usually have to complete a VET qualification in surveying and spatial information services, spatial information services or surveying. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You may be able to study through distance education.

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