How to Become a Cartographer
Maps can unlock the entire world to travelers and young learners — from local gazetteers to comprehensive global geography. Cartographers collect, measure, and interpret the geographic data to create maps, and the industry continues to evolve, innovating the ancient art through the use of technology.
Want to leave your mark on the world of maps? Through Unity College’s GIScience program, you can start to build the foundations to becoming a Cartographer.
Cartographer Fast Facts
|Recommended Education||4-Year Bachelor’s Degree|
|Median Salary (2019)||$65,470 per year|
|Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)||11,800|
|Projected Job Openings by 2028||1,700|
|Projected Growth Rate||15% (much faster than average)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018