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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Plan map design.
  2. Produce map.
  3. Finalise process.

Range Statement

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Map type must include at least one of the following:

cadastral map

general reference map

infographic map

special purpose map

thematic map

topographic map.

Appropriate persons must include at least two of the following:


experienced colleague

qualified cartographer

supervisor or line manager.

Map components must include:


spatial data features

spatial data references.

Performance Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit. The person must also design and produce two different types of maps for use in surveying and spatial information services applications.

While designing and producing the above maps, the person must:

carry out geoprocessing on several vector datasets with attributes from sourced data in order to produce the data that comprises map content

communicate clearly with others to clarify project requirements and required map design and detail

comply with organisational requirements relating to:

records and documentation

health and safety when working on screen-based equipment

quality assurance

exercise precision and accuracy relating to map design and layout

incorporate appropriate marginal information, including data sources, georeferencing system, map graticule, legend and scale

incorporate raster data

insert content into the map frame data that shows the application of cartographic principles

use equipment, including a computer, printer and mapping software required to produce maps.

Knowledge Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of:

cartographic and infographic design principles and conventions

common scales used on maps

key features of spatial reference systems

procedures for applying datums and projections to map making

main types of geoprocessing functions in mapping software

map features and how they are represented

organisational procedures for map production, reporting and equipment use

typical characteristics and content of different types of maps, as listed in the range of conditions.