How do I become a cartographer?

  • A university course

  • An apprenticeship

  • Working towards this role

  • Experience in the armed forces

  • Experience in the industry

What makes a good cartographer?

  • a keen eye for detail

  • patience, and are thorough and know accuracy matters

  • a creative and technical mind

  • an interest in graphics and good design

  • a knowledge of computer literacy

  • the ability to manage data sets, large and small

  • the ability to liaise with the client to understand requirements

  • the ability to offer different map design options 

  • the knowledge to represent geographical data well

  • the knowledge of and adherence to proven cartographic practices