Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
Aerial Photogrammetrist, Cartographer, Cartographic Designer, Cartography Technician, Compiler, Digital Cartographer, LIDAR Technician (Light Detection and Ranging Technician), Mapper, Orthophotography Technician, Photogrammetric Technician, Photogrammetrist, Stereo Compiler, Stereoplotter Operator
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