Developing expertise in mapping and map design used to guide over 200,000 enumerators in collecting Census information
Preparing the highly specialized maps and files of geographic data for the Census
Analyzing data to provide critical, up-to-date information for geographic publications
Working on our nationwide cartographic and geographic data bases called TIGER
Planning and monitoring field operations that involve recording and mapping millions of addresses across rural America, as well as updating maps and delivering questionnaires to millions of houses
Planning and monitoring field operations that involve updating maps and lists of addresses for thousands of jurisdictions across urban America
Writing instructions and training packages used by thousands of field supervisors and hundreds of thousands of field staff nationwide.
What you need to know:
Their background includes 24 semester / 35 quarter hours in geography or related fields similar to those listed below. Cartographers usually possess majors in cartography that include 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours in cartography and related sciences such as those listed below of which at least 6, but no more than 15 hours were in mathematics.