Careers in Cartography


Looking for an entry level job or internship in cartography? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Cartography is the art and science of making maps. A cartographer, one who makes maps, analyzes information gathered in geographic areas to create maps. They can work in a number of places, such as federal and local governments, architecture and engineering firms, and management and consulting firms.

The cartographer’s job is typically an indoor job, but sometimes they need to do fieldwork in order to verify map information. Some other activities a cartographer may find themselves doing in a typical day may include:

  • Collecting geographic data from surveys and images
  • Preparing maps, sometimes on a theme
  • Updating and correcting existing maps
  • Learning new technologies in order to use them for mapmaking

To get started in cartography, you typically need a bachelor’s degree with a focus in cartography or a related field, such as geography, forestry, or engineering. However, it’s also possible to start out as a surveyor and then transition into cartography.

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Undergraduate Internship/Co-Op Program-Cartographer, Editor, Graphic or Interactive Designer
Central Intelligence Agency Mc Lean, VA
Lead Senior Cartographer - Geospatial Engineer/Topographer (CONUS/OCONUS) - Security Clearance Required
BAE Systems Mc Lean, VA
Senior Cartographer - CONUS/OCONUS locations - Security Clearance Required
BAE Systems McLean, VA
Cartographic Analyst-Journeyman
Quick Services LLC Springfield, VA
Apprentice Cartographic Analyst with Security Clearance
Prescient Edge Springfield, VA
Journeyman Cartographer
AEVEX Aerospace Springfield, VA
Cartographic Analyst
Nelson Intelligence Solutions Springfield, VA
Federal - Data Scientist
Accenture Arlington, VA
Geospatial Engineer
Royce Geo Springfield, VA
Geospatial Engineer (GIS) with Security Clearance
Royce Geospatial Consultants Springfield, VA

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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Cartography

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AllTrails - AllTrails is a San Francisco, CA based startup that provides outdoor enthusiast "with the information and tools to discover top destinations near them.”

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Rand McNally - Rand McNally is a Skokie, IL based company that was founded in 1856. Since then they’ve been specializing “in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning.”

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Urban Mapping - If you’re excited about the future of mapping technology, take a look at Urban Mapping’s Jobs page.

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Central Intelligence Agency - Today is a good day to be an American and a good day to think about career opportunities with the CIA that will allow you to serve your country.

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Facet Technology - Facet Technology is currently looking for an Associate Software Engineer, a Computer System Specialist/Software Tester, and a Data Acquisition Vehicle Operator.

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NAVTEQ - NAVTEQ's entry level opportunities seem to be focused in two areas: Research & Development and Accounting; however, I'll bet they have jobs in other ares too.

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U.S. Census Bureau - Luckily, the U.S. Census Bureau does a lot more than its once every ten years nationwide census. That's why they have so many cool jobs.

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Garmin - Garmin keeps improving their navigation devices, and they rely heavily on hiring new grads for entry level jobs to help them do it.

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