1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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CARTOGRAPHERS AND SURVEYORS apply scientific and mathematical principles to design, prepare and revise maps and charts or plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works and manage related information systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • designing and compiling map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material, including aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, reports and statistics
  • advising surveyors and other professionals on the data requirements for map production and on the aesthetic, technical and economic considerations of scales, details to be illustrated, place names and reproduction techniques
  • determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface, including the ocean bed and preparing the final product data in digital form
  • supervising the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing automated information systems
  • undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
  • planning and designing land sub-division projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
  • advising architects, engineers, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems


This section contains the following subsection :
              2123-11 Cartographer
              2123-13 Surveyor

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