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Mapmaking companies are the primary employers of cartographers. Government agencies, at the federal and the state level, also employ cartographers, as does the military, which has a need for highly specialized maps. In 2014, about 33 percent worked for architectural, engineering, and related firms, 26 percent in local government, and 12 percent worked in management, scientific, and technical consulting businesses.

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