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From Paul B. Anderson E-mail: pbander@infi.net
The company I work for, does wargaming and analysis for the Pentagon and I wrote the mapping software they use to display and move around the icons that represent military units.

Mathematics of Cartography

## Map-Related Careers

From: Genel Sturgeon, P.S.M, State of Florida

In the profession of Surveying and Mapping we use and create many types of maps. This is the definition of the "Practice of Surveying and Mapping" as stated in Chapter 472, Florida Statutes.

The practice of Surveying and Mapping means among other things, any professional service or work, the adequate performance of which involves the application of special knowledge of the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied sciences, and the relevant requirements of law for adequate evidence of the act of measuring, locating, establishing, or reestablishing lines, angles, elevations, natural and manmade features in the air, on the surface and immediate subsurface of the earth, within underground workings, and on the beds or surface of bodies of water, for the purpose of determining, establishing, describing, displaying, or interpreting the facts, size, shape, topography, tidal datum planes, legal or geodetic location or relocation, and orientation of improved or unimproved real property and appurtenances hereto, including acreage and condominiums.

It also includes, but is not limited to, photogrammetric control; the monumentation and remonumentation of property boundaries and subdivisions; the measurement of and preparation of plans showing existing improvements after construction; the layout of proposed improvements; the preparation of descriptions for use in legal instruments of conveyance of real property and property rights; the preparation of subdivision planning maps and record plats; the determination of grades and elevations of roads and land in connection with subdivisions or divisions of land; and the creation and perpetuation of alignments related to maps, record plats, field note records, reports, property descriptions, and plans and drawings that represent them. There are many other aspects of the Surveying and Mapping profession and many great people who were Surveyors and Mappers as I'm sure you are aware of. Word has it that surveying is the second oldest profession in the world. I don't really know if that is true but who knows.

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Professional Organizations
The Association of American Geographers
Bay Area Automated Mapping Association
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
Mapping Sciences Institute
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Swiss Society of Cartography
How to Become a Mapmaker- Universities
University of Texas
University of Utrecht - Geographical Sciences
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Oregon State University
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Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) - U. of Wisconsin
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