Stereo Map Plotter Operator

Draw topographical maps from aerial photographs.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $61,000

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What do Stereo Map Plotter Operators do?

Draws topographical maps from aerial photographs, using instruments that produce simultaneous projections of two photographs, taken from different positions, in manner that permits stereoscopic viewing for delineation of planimetric detail and drawing of contours: Orients plotting instruments to form three-dimensional stereo image. Views stereoscopic image by using anaglyphic, binocular, or image alternator techniques. Determines contour interval and vertical scale of image, using mathematical table. Traces contours and topographical details to produce map.

Should I be a Stereo Map Plotter Operator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Compass Operator, Editor, Map, Map Compiler, Map Drafter, Stake Setter, Stereo Operator, Stereoplotter Operator See More

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