Ocracoke School Updates
Cartographer. Say what?!?!
Bike to School Day
Hop on that trusty cycle to get to school!
The Athletic and Academic awards are happening this month!
- Collect geographic data
- Create visual representations of data, such as annual precipitation patterns
- Examine and compile data from ground surveys, reports, aerial photographs, and satellite images
- Prepare maps in digital or graphic form for environmental and educational purposes
- Update and revise existing maps and charts
Cartographers increasingly work on online and mobile maps. Interactive maps are growing in popularity, and cartographers collect data and design these maps for mobile phones and navigation systems. A bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, geomatics, surveying, or a related field is the most common path of entry into this occupation.
Cartographers can use their skills to help NASA decide where to land the Mars rovers to ensure a safe landing. They might help ski areas create new trails and infrastructure. They create 3D maps/worlds for the military to train and practice missions. New jobs are created daily when geography and technology are combined. According the the Bureau Labor of Statistics, employment in this area is expected to grow 29% in the next decade which is much faster than most occupations.