I want to work in..Cartography

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Cartography British Cartographic Society  


Typical job profiles

Cartographer (Prospects)

Cartographer (TARGETjobs) 

Hydrographic Surveyor (Prospects) 


Useful online resources

A Career in Cartography British Cartographic Society

Ordnance Survey Careers information and vacancies

Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society RSPoc

UK Hydrographic Office

GeoConnexion online journal with news and features about the geographic information industry.

The Survey Association the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK, including a careers section and dedicated website, Become a Surveyor.  


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Society of Cartographers

The Hydrographic Society UK (THS UK)


Professional bodies

British Cartographic Society BCS

The Association for Geographic Information AGI

Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the linkedin alumni tool to make contact with strathclyde alumni working in this area.