Who employs cartographers?

The two main groups of employers of map producers are public organisations and commercial companies. The examples below which utilise cartography and geodata visualisation give an idea of the breadth of the profession:

  • The Ordnance Survey

  • The Hydrographic Office

  • The military

  • The Civil Service


  • The Countryside Agency

  • The British Geological Survey

  • The British Antarctic Survey

  • National and Local Government

  • The Emergency Services

  • London Transport

  • Map Publishers (paper and digital maps and atlases)

  • Commercial mapping companies

  • Oil companies

  • Freelance cartographers

  • Academic institutions