University programs

…offering education in Cartography:

There are universities throughout the world where cartography and GIS courses are given, most of them are introductory courses just set up to give a basic idea how to deal with geospatial information and visualize it with the help of some software modules. A limited number of Universities and advanced technical colleges offer a border specialization in cartography and GIS, usually on top of a basic program in geography, geodesy or environmental science etc. (Ormeling 2008).

The map below provides a basic overview of worldwide location of higher education institutes offering cartographic courses. For more detailed information click on the map below or open the → interactive map.


  • detailed excel list with university program details: CET university programs.xlsx
    (please feel free to comment if needed or contact the commission chairs for updates)