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Andrew Allen

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Position Category: Production
Position Title: Senior Cartographer

Location: Coquitlam
Type: Full-Time

Posted: July 16, 2014


Wage: 40k depending on experience



Backroad Mapbooks has a great opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Award Winning Map department as a Senior Cartographer. We are seeking an exceptional team player who is passionate about maps, adventure activities, and looking for a great place to work and grow with the company. Website: www.backroadmapbooks.com


Working out of our Coquitlam, BC, Canada location, this position is for a individual who has 3-5 years experience and the right skills to help with the production of our paper map products. You have excellent computer aptitude, adobe illustrator - mapublisher skills, time management and cartography knowledge are key components of this position.

Essential Knowledge Requirements - Cartography / Geographic Information Systems

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Avenza Mapublisher
  • Graphic Design Software including  Gimp, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign
  • Knowledge of projections, conversations, transformations and calibrations


Other Knowledge Requirements

- GIS software including ArcGIS, FME, Quantum GIS

- Knowledge of PostGIS, Python, Geo-database (SQL)
- Familiarity with commercial GPS devices and interest in mobile technology devices as well as map products
- Innovative problem solving and decision making abilities based on customer needs
- Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task
- Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, email (Mozilla Thunderbird), Internet searches




  • Cartography / Graphic design / GIS software fundamentals
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative, assertiveness, sense of urgency and accountability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with consumer GPS devices a bonus


We are looking for a full-time member to join our team.  If this sounds like you, please submit your application including a cover letter to:



            Attention: Andrew Allen - Backroad Mapbooks - Project Manager - Chief Cartographer

            Email:   aallen@backroadmapbooks.com

Andrew Allen
Backroad Mapbooks

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This sounds like a fantastic opportunity and a job description that just doesn't come along very often. If only you had offices in Oregon (or even Washington)!


Best of luck with the search.




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It's a desirable job in our shrinked carto-world.

Good luck.





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