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.

  • Senior Interactive Content Lead – ONS

    — 18th May 2017

    Job description

    ONS is committed to improving its product portfolio with a ‘digital first’ mantra. We are looking for people to join our award-winning team to lead the production of high quality data visualisation products. Our aim is to connect ONS data with its users in innovative, creative and effective ways.

    The work of our team is used on various ONS channels including & social media. It is also regularly used by the wider media in their story-telling, often reaching a wide and varied audience. The post-holder will work within an interdisciplinary team, including designers, data journalists, together with teams across ONS to generate ideas and translate these into engaging pieces of content. Think newsroom developer – if you have an interest in using visualisation (sometimes interactive) to enhance data storytelling then this could be the job for you.

    For more information and how to apply click here.
  • Aeronautical Cartographer

    — 4th May 2017

    NATS is the UK's leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres and 14 airports in the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally.

    We are passionate about being an equal opportunities employer, treating all colleagues in a fair and respectful manner. We appreciate and value the diversity of our employees and the inclusive environment we work in. Having employees with a wide range of skills, knowledge, creativity, innovation and energy is important to us, and allows us to be the industry leaders we are.

    NATS is recruiting for an Aeronautical Cartographer to be part of NATS Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) function which is contracted to deliver the UK Aeronautical Information Service. Continue reading "Aeronautical Cartographer"

  • 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"

  • 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. The deadline for applications has been extended.