Cartography is the business of making maps. The terms ‘mapmaking’ and ‘cartography’ essentially mean the same thing: taking geographical information and transforming it into a map. A map is a graphic which shows a simplified picture of some of the features of part or all of the world. Our definition of cartography describes it as the ‘art, science and technology’ of mapmaking — a useful definition since it shows that cartography covers many disciplines and involves people with a range of skills. Making maps is an exciting and creative profession.

There are various courses available that include a module or element of Cartography and we have compiled a guide to becoming a cartographer here.

Jobs that are advertised for Cartographers will appear on these pages.

  • Lead Cartographic Editor, Collins Learning

    — 5th April 2017

    Collins Learning, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces a wide range of titles in both digital and print format across geographical, language and education markets. Flagship titles include The Times Comprehensive Atlas of World, Collins Greater London Street Atlas, The Collins English Dictionary and Collins Big Cat reading scheme.

    We are currently looking for a Lead Cartographic Editor to join our Geo Team based in Glasgow. This team is responsible for all the cartography we produce, as well as the digital cartographic data products we license under the Collins Bartholomew brand. Continue reading "Lead Cartographic Editor, Collins Learning"

  • Cartographer / cartographic technician

    — 8th March 2017

    Background information

    Harvey Map Services Ltd makes and publishes maps, principally for walking and cycling and mountain marathon type events.  The maps are produced from original data, compiled by photogrammetry and edited to suit the particular purpose.  HARVEY also provides data to other publishers, and carries out contract cartographic work.

    HARVEY maps have gained a reputation for being clear, easy to read and fit for purpose.  They are widely used by UK Mountain Rescue Teams, and have received British and international awards for cartographic design.

    HARVEY maps are distributed UK wide and abroad and are available in book and outdoor shops and through the HARVEY webshop.

    The company seeks a cartographer/cartographic technician to join the production team responsible for photogrammetry, editing, field survey, design and layout of published maps.

    Continue reading "Cartographer / cartographic technician"

  • Interactive Mapping and Data Developer

    — 7th March 2017

    We are looking for someone to join our team in the production of mapping and data solutions. This important role will require the production of public transport related material for use online and in touch screen kiosks.

    The candidate should have working knowledge of FME, CSS, JSON and ArcGIS.

    The role is full time and the salary is negotiable. You will be working closely in our small, friendly team alongside our Commercial Manager and lead developer. Our office is based in Highgate, north London (on the Northern Line) but the working environment can be flexible. There is a good benefit scheme.

    If you are interested please contact with your CV.

    If you have experience in some but not all of these fields please let us know.