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Req ID: 0107

Journeyman Cartographer (3-10 yrs experience) - NGA Campus East (NCE), Springfield, VA

Clearance Level - TS/SCI  (must possess or be able to obtain)

Job Description: 

  • Source evaluation of rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, Notices to Mariners (NtM), orthorectified imagery, chart catalogs and a variety of Open Source or government furnished data sets, to produce project packages for In-House or contract production. 

  • Compiling or updating maritime features and attributes for the SFH DNC/ENC portfolio on ArcGIS based Data Capture and Finishing Environment (DCAFE) workstations or ESRI based Foundation GEOINT Modernization (FG MOD) production environment workstations. 

  • Extracting features from a variety of sources including but not necessarily limited to rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, NtM, orthorectified imagery, and chart catalogs. 

  • Writing Python Scripts in ArcGIS to improve the efficiency of the production process. 

  • Data conversion/migration. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance  

  • Three (3) years of cartographic finishing, feature extraction from maps, charts or various imagery sources, attribution population, and related experience. 

  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and PLTS. 

  • Ability to geo-rectify maps, charts, and various sources. 

  • Knowledge of agency Products and Services. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience creating, editing, and manipulating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features. 

  • Ability to export data in multiple formats, predominantly standard MILSPEC as well as shapefiles. 

  • Knowledge of generalization rules. 

  • Ability to use imagery for the purposes of nautical chart compilation. 

  • Experience combining digital cartography, computer technology, GIS, cartographic and geospatial production techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and digital data formats. 

  • Ability to perform manual or automated bulk quality checks. 

  • Knowledge of geospatial database content management.

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