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Job Summary and Qualifications

Would you be interested in:

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.

  • Cartography
  • Astronomy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Physical and Geological Oceanography
  • Computer Science
  • Land Surveying
  • Geophysics
  • Physical Geography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology
  • Urban Studies and Urban Planning
  • Geography
  • Maps and Map Use
  • Economic Geography
  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Climatology
  • Principles of Cartography
  • Computer Mapping
  • Cultural Geography
  • Transportation Networks
  • Urban Climates
  • Applied Climatology
  • Problems in Cartography
  • Advance Remote Sensing
  • Principles of Map Design

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Human Resources Division | (301) 763-4748 |  Last Revised: April 08, 2013