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Mapping Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Form three-dimensional images of aerial photographs taken from different locations, using mathematical techniques and plotting instruments.
  • Check all layers of maps to ensure accuracy, identifying and marking errors and making corrections.
  • Determine scales, line sizes, or colors to be used for hard copies of computerized maps, using plotters.
  • Monitor mapping work or the updating of maps to ensure accuracy, the inclusion of new or changed information, or compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Identify and compile database information to create maps in response to requests.
  • Produce or update overlay maps to show information boundaries, water locations, or topographic features on various base maps or at different scales.
  • Enter Global Positioning System (GPS) data, legal deeds, field notes, or land survey reports into geographic information system (GIS) workstations so that information can be transformed into graphic land descriptions, such as maps or drawings.
  • Trace contours or topographic details to generate maps that denote specific land or property locations or geographic attributes.
  • Analyze aerial photographs to detect and interpret significant military, industrial, resource, or topographical data.
  • Lay out and match aerial photographs in sequences in which they were taken and identify any areas missing from photographs.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Tablet computers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software

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