A cartographer is a person, who is involved in the study and practice of making geographical maps. Combination of aesthetics, science and technique cartography stands on platform where reality can be shown in such a way that spatial information is communicated effectively.
Cartographers are also known as mapping scientists, who use data surveys and aerial photographs to get information about the geography of an area. They create charts, pictures and maps of the world's surface geography by using collected data. Cartography has many sub-groups within it. For example, people involved in coordinating the processes of making maps are called supervisors, and drafters give specifics on structures. Additionally, the one who creates scaled maps representing aerial photos is called a photogrammetrist, while a mosaicist arranges photos in specific sequences. A geographic information specialist to enable the combining of surveying or mapmaking, uses geographic Information System or GIS.
Cartographers mostly work in government departments and at provincial governments. Some private undertakings and larger municipalities also hire cartographers. One may also work for institutions or people on contract basis as self-employed cartographers.