Geographic Information Science and Cartography

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About this program

A program that focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the analysis of large amounts of geographic data and the science of mapping geographic information. Includes instruction in cartographic theory and map projections, computer-assisted cartography, geographic information systems, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geodesy, cartographic editing, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems.

Career Opportunities

Geography Professors

teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$87160
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Geographers

study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
$85620
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Surveying Technicians

adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.
$49770
Associate's degree
Strong job growth
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Interest Match


Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for one or more purposes, such as 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. May collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.
$72420
Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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