Cartographer and Photogrammetrist at a Glance

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Best States for Cartographer and Photogrammetrist

  Employment
in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
Oregon 610 $62,150 $30
New Mexico 270 $49,200 $24
Wyoming 110 $52,970 $25

Becoming a Cartographer or Photogrammetrist

Cartographers and photogrammetrists typically hold a bachelor's degree in geography, cartography, or geomatics. Geomatics refers to the collecting and managing of geographic data. Coursework in surveying, engineering, forestry, computer science, or physical science is also applicable toward a cartographer or photogrammetrist career.

Many on-campus and online geography degree programs include courses in cartography and geomatics. Outside of bachelor's and master's degree programs, many schools offer separate certificates in cartography and geographic information system (GIS) technology. Typical courses in degree programs in geography with a cartographer and GIS track may include:

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Cartography and Graphics
  • Applied Spatial Statistics

Some states require cartographers be licensed as surveyors and some states have specific licenses for photogrammetrists. Licensing requirements will vary state-to-state. Additional career certification based on experience, education, and successful completion of an exam is available from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).