In this career quiz for Mapping Technicians, you will find out if working as one is right for you.
After taking this career quiz, you will find out if becoming a Mapping Technician is the right career choice for you and if you should become one.
Is This Right For Me
Best personality for this career
The Organizers and The Builders
People who are suitable for to be A Mapping Technician like following set procedures and routines. They like working with data and details more than with ideas.
They also like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Now let’s assume that your personality matches. Should you still consider becoming A Mapping Technician?
In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the Mapping Technicians career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
Ready? Let’s start
You’re interested in computers and electronics like circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
You’re interested in geography like principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Check all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking errors and making corrections.
Design or develop information databases that include geographic or topographic data.
You like following set procedures and routines.
You like working with data and details more than with ideas.
You like work that includes practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
You like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You like working outside, and hate paperwork or working closely with others.
You like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
You like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
They collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
They apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
They assist scientists, technologists, or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.