Mapping & Related Technologists/Technicians
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning (National Occupational Classification).
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational profile and videos (U.S.)
- Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada:
- GIS Analyst
- Remote Sensing Technologist
- Surveying or Mapping Technician Career Profile - Truity
- Day in a Life of a Cartographer - ESRI
- How a Modern Day Mapmaker Does Their Job - The Atlantic
- A Day in the Life of a Survey Technician - Ocean Exploration and Research
- Day at Work: GIS Analyst (video) - Connected
- Do You Want a Job as a GIS Analyst? Here's What to Expect - GIS Geography
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Department of Environment and Geography - Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Association of Canadian Map Librarians and Archives
- Canadian Institute of Geomatics
- Canadian Cartographic Association
- Canadian Council on Geomatics
- Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
- Geospatial Information & Technology Association
- International Cartographic Association
- International Federation of Surveyors
- International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
- Imaging & Geospatial Information Society
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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Search industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.