JOB PROFILE OF A CARTOGRAPHER-
Cartographers develop maps for a range of clients. This can be military maps to geological charts used by industries, as well as everyday maps detailing roads and footpaths for tourists or travelers.
Cartographers collect, analyze, and interpret both spatial data—such as latitude, longitude, elevation, and distance—and nonspatial data—for example, population density, land-use patterns, annual precipitation levels, and demographic characteristics. Maps may be prepared either in graphic or digital form with information from satellites, light-imaging detection and ranging (LIDAR), aerial cameras and other geodetic surveys and remote sensing systems.
Job responsibilties of a catographer includes-
SCOPE OF THIS CAREER-
-The importance of cartographic professionals have increased incredibly with globalization and the need for all the information/data of the universe to be at one place, and that too, in digital and visual format.
-Maps and detailed geographical information are needed for a range of purposes, from everyday use by individuals to large-scale industrial development.
-They are used by planners, engineers, utility companies, state agencies, construction companies, surveyors, architects, and ordinary citizens.
-Other than these, maps are also used for a variety of purposes, including topographical maps, maps related to town planning, weather forecasting, travel and tourism, geological or mineral exploration, and military and development of geographical information systems.
WHAT QUALITIES ARE REQUIRED?
While looking for a job, we search about the responsibilities, scope, qualification etc required for a particular. But we often forget the most important factors i.e career interest, Aptitude and personality, needed to be considered, while applying for a job.
Some of the basic aptitude, personality and interest required to succeed in this career are-
THINK YOU POSSES THE ABOVE QUALITIES?
Post Graduation Diploma in Geographical Cartography-
Eligibility- Graduate level degree in Mathematics, Economics, Geography or Geology.
Entrance Exams:- Admissions to the course is based on the round of counseling conducted after the candidate’s successful qualification of a relevant entrance test, such as SGI Pune Entrance Exam.
Eligibility:- Graduation in a relevant discipline, such as B.Sc., from a recognized university, and with a minimum aggregate score of 55%, besides 1-year of relevant experience.
M.A. Geography: Eligibility
INSTITUTES OFFERING COURSES IN CARTOGRAPHY-
Indian Institue of Technology, Mumbai
Osmania university, College of Science, Hyderabad
Andhra University Collge of Engineering, Vishakapatanam.
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Governement College, Kerala
Darrang Collge, Tezpur
Bharathis Women's Collge, Chennai.
PAY SCALE/ SALARY OF A CARTOGRAPHER-
Remuneration depends on qualifications and who you work for - a qualified person can expect a starting salary of around Rs. 10,000 - 15,000 per month. Overseas organization are known to pay around Rs.500,000-Rs.1,000,000 per year. With experience of two years, one can earn Rs.50,000 per month or more.