Cartographers and Surveyors

Snapshot

Cartographers and Surveyors apply scientific and mathematical principles to design, prepare and revise maps and charts, plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manage related information systems.

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Cartographers and Surveyors
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
12,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1300
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • designing and compiling map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, reports and statistics
  • advising Surveyors and other professionals on the data requirements for map production, and on the aesthetic, technical and economic considerations of scales, details to be illustrated, place names and reproduction techniques
  • supervising and coordinating the work of cartographic technicians in the production and reproduction of maps
  • determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface including marine floors, and preparing the final product data in digital form
  • supervising the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing automated spatial information systems
  • undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
  • planning and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
  • advising Architects, Engineering Professionals, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
  • compiling and evaluating data, interpreting codes of practice, and writing reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
  • preparing site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters

Job Titles

  • Cartographer
  • Surveyor

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Surveying
  • Diploma of Surveying, Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • Thu 6 Aug , 2020
  • Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Thu 6 Aug , 2020
  • Willoughby, New South Wales
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