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Cartographers

Tips for Entry

Refer to an atlas map of one or more geographic areas you are familiar with. Note how colors, symbols, abbreviations, and mile and kilometer scales are used.

Contact the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and find out how its member organizations serve students.

Contact the National Society of Professional Surveyors and investigate how to go about applying to be a surveyor's helper.

Consult the U.S. Department of Labor State Apprenticeship Web site for specific apprenticeship opportunities. Cartographic Drafter and Geospatial Specialist are two specialties for which apprenticeships may be available.