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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study


A cartographer’s job involves developing and producing maps. These jobs are available in a variety of private and public sector organisations and therefore the work within them can also vary. Information produced by cartographers is used by many people in their daily lives, such as in SatNavs, road atlases, tourist maps, globes and Ordnance Survey maps. Roles in this sector vary from developing and designing the maps, to more strategic work analysing the results of surveys and producing maps from these.

Map work forms part of the role.
Map work forms part of the role.

Typical work activities

Some cartography jobs may also come with opportunities for travel, though many are heavily desk based.



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