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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29030 Cartographic Technician

Provides technical assistance to professional Cartographers in connection with the construction or revision of maps and charts. Work involves the solution of technical problems that require primarily the application of a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques by which maps and charts are constructed. Performs any or a combination of duties such as collecting, evaluating and selecting source materials; compiling information from source materials and developing a plan for using the information in accordance with product specifications; obtaining reliable measurements of earth's surface features such as elevations and distances from photographs by using photogrammetric techniques and equipment; using drafting tools and automated equipment to make maps and charts; assembling aerial photographs into mosaics; and reviewing and editing map and chart manuscripts.