Skills Photogrammetrist in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "photogrammetrist" was moved from the group Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 2255) to the group Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 22214).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a photogrammetrist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology (NOC 22214).


  • Generate maps and related graphs and charts
  • Plan map content, format and design and compile required data from aerial photographs, survey notes, records, reports and other maps
  • Maintain and manage digital database
  • Train staff
  • Maintain equipment and instruments
  • Process data to conduct basic analyses of trends
  • Write specifications and technical reports
  • Monitor for quality
  • Participate in field checks and verification
  • Inspect final compositions
  • Examine and interpret aerial photographs
  • Develop specialized computer software, Internet based GIS, database and business applications
  • Analyze and interpret weather data
  • Maintain climatological databases
  • Observe, chart and report on ice conditions in navigable waters
  • Observe, record and transmit atmospheric and weather information
  • Operate analog or digital airborne remote sensing equipment to prepare images, data and graphic reports, maps and charts
  • Participate in programs to control avalanches in mountainous terrain
  • Perform data entry
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
  • Communication Help -
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
    • Managing Information
  • Analysis Help -
    • Analyzing Information
    • Planning


  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Geography
  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Design
    • Computer and Information Systems
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