Beth, the Outreach and Education Manager for a mapmaking and data visualization company who also helps people with mapmaking and using technology in nature through her other ventures (MapTime and Nerds for Nature), describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, her "aha!" moment, and how hard it is to get a job in her field.
Surveying and mapping technicians assist surveyors and cartographers in collecting data and making maps of the earth's surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps.
Significant on the job training can be expected for entry level workers and apprenticeships are not uncommon.
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