2165-Cartographers and Surveyors

Job Title: 

Cartographers and Surveyors

Job Description: 

Cartographers and surveyors determine the exact position of, or prepare and revise digital, graphic and pictorial maps, charts or other visual representation of, natural and constructed features and boundaries of land, seas, underground areas and celestial bodies, applying scientific and mathematical principles.


Designing, compiling and revising maps and charts using aerial and other photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents and data, existing maps and records, reports and statistics

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

831 - Surveying Engineering
1405 - Geography and Cartography

Specific Occupations: 

216501 - Cartographer
Description : Applies scientific and mathematical principles to design, prepare and revise maps and charts.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Map Maker

216502 - Surveyor
Description : Plans, directs and conducts survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manages related information systems.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Aerial Photographic Interpreter, Aerial Surveyor, Cadastral Records Advisor, Cadastral Survey Advisor, Cadastral Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Geometric Engineer, Geometrician, Hydro Charting Advisor, Hydrographic Survey Advisor, Hydrographic Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Photogrammetric Surveyor, Photogrammetrist, Surveying and Mapping Specialist, Surveying Technologist, Topographer and Hydrographer

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa