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I was wondering how often others get frustrated when trying to categorize cartography in a job field. I have run into this problem when registering software, looking for jobs on Monster.com, etc.

I usually choose Graphic Design rather than Environmental Researcher or IST or any other job field that could be related to cartography. What do others choose if cartography or GIS isn't an option?

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I was wondering how often others get frustrated when trying to categorize cartography in a job field. I have run into this problem when registering software, looking for jobs on Monster.com, etc.

I usually choose Graphic Design rather than Environmental Researcher or IST or any other job field that could be related to cartography. What do others choose if cartography or GIS isn't an option?

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It's tough one, but in cases where cartography or GIS aren't an option, I go for graphic design (although my personal 'range of work' is broader than just map design)
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It happens on freelance sites such as elance where you could find mapping jobs in several different categories. (which can be costly) But really think about it? What field does cartography not cover? 1. Environmental science, they need us especially now & in the future; 2. custom map making, graphic design; 3. political science, no doubt, & on it goes. But hey I agree with you it would be nice to just have a specific category for cartographers.

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I was wondering how often others get frustrated when trying to categorize cartography in a job field. I have run into this problem when registering software, looking for jobs on Monster.com, etc.

I usually choose Graphic Design rather than Environmental Researcher or IST or any other job field that could be related to cartography. What do others choose if cartography or GIS isn't an option?

-Erin


It's tough one, but in cases where cartography or GIS aren't an option, I go for graphic design (although my personal 'range of work' is broader than just map design)


If your freelancing specifically in the GIS category your better off with listing yourself in the web & programming category.

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Thanks for the responses! I agree that we really do fall in several categories, so I suppose if I had to choose I'd pick graphic design, but on freelance sites it is worth just searching all over for cartography opportunities, as we are jacks (and jills) of all trades!




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