Cartographers (according to create and revise maps by gathering, interpreting, and analyzing geographic data. While maps and charts are typically used for educational and informational purposes, they can also be used for political and cultural reasons. As population density changes, cartographers will review data to make updates and form graphs. They may also review satellite images and aerial photographs to make thematic maps.

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Cartographers may travel to the physical locations that they are mapping to better understand the topography of the region. Although cartographers and photogrammetrists spend much of their time in offices, certain jobs require extensive fieldwork to collect data and verify results.

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Cartography, geographic information systems (GIS)