What is cartography?

Our definition of cartography describes it as the ‘art, science and technology’ of mapmaking, a definition which illustrates the breadth of the discipline.

The terms ‘mapmaking’, ‘geodata visualisation’ and ‘cartography’ essentially mean the same thing: taking geographical data and transforming it into a map.

Making maps is an exciting and creative profession with a wide range of career possibilities. As new technology continues to evolve, the discipline progresses in tandem, creating new roles in an increasing number of professions. If you love maps, can pore over them for hours and wonder how they are made, then cartography may be the career for you! It is an exciting opportunity to combine design, technology and geography. 

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