*Use information from notes and numbers to draw maps of land
• Check layers of maps
• Create lines and colors on maps
• Research new information to add to maps
• Put data in a computer about maps and areas
• Match pictures of land with maps, old maps, and other drawings of land and water
• Use survey maps and read to get information for mapping
Where and When:
• Most work for architectural companies and engineering companies.
• Some work for electric power companies.
• Many work for the Federal, State, or Local government.
• Some may work for the Army Corps of Engineers.
• Some may work for highway departments or the U.S. Forest Service.
• Most work Monday through Friday during the day.
• They may spend a lot of time outdoors.
What or Who They Work With:
• Notebook computers
• Pocket Computers
• Map creation programs
• Computer drawing Software
Education and Training:
• Most have some college classes.
• Many have an Associate's Degree (2 years of college).
• Some have a Bachelor's Degree (4 years of college.
• Some may take classes in career and technical education in high school.
• Some may learn by on the job training (working with others).
Related School Subjects:
- Science Kids: Maps and Mapping by Deborah Chancellor
- Follow that Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills by Scott Ritchie
- The Geography Book: Activities for exploring, mapping, and enjoying your world by Caroline Arnold
- There's a Map on my Lap! : All About Maps (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) by Tish Rabe and Aristides Ruiz