Map Data Technician / Cartographer (f/m/d) United Kingdom

Cambridge / remote, United Kingdom

As Map Data Technician / Cartographer (f/m/d) you are part of our Outdooractive UK team working remotely/from home around our office hub in Cambridge. Help us to build Europe’s best outdoor map, by creating and delivering the best interactive digital maps for outdoor activity in the UK and be responsible for the continuous improvement of our geodata. This role coordinates closely with our in-house Cartography department based at our HQ in the Allgaeu mountains, Germany.

Your new job at Outdooractive entails

  • You will be responsible for the continuous improvement of our geodata infrastructure and the generation of new geodata in the UK, and integrating this into our digital platform.
  • You will process geodata (e.g. OSM, Harvey Maps, Ordnance Survey) as well as data from external data suppliers and update the data for our own maps.
  • You will evaluate and process vector and raster geodata.
  • You will identify potential partner organizations who can supply data to improve our maps.
  • You will engage with potential partner organizations to source data.
  • You will negotiate with potential partner organizations to agree license terms.
  • You will ensure that geodata is processed and integrated into the Outdooractive platform in a consistent and high quality manner.
  • You will test, quality check, and improve all UK geodata and maps.
  • You will attend meetings, community events, trade show events etc..
  • You will work closely with and at times under the supervision of our Cartography department and Director of Cartography based at our headquarters in Germany.

What Outdooractive expects from you

  • You have a successfully completed a degree in geoinformatics, surveying, cartography, or a similarly relevant subject (or you have the equivalent practical working experience).
  • You have good knowledge of effective data management and the principles of digital cartography.
  • You are confident in handling geodata (PostgreSQL / PostGIS, Python, QGIS) and in the structured communication of results (Git / GitLab).
  • You have practical experience in dealing with programming and geodata.
  • You are familiar with Open Data and OpenStreetMap.
  • You are detail-oriented and effective in implementing pragmatic solutions.
  • You can work independently and can work effectively as part of a remote team.
  • You will be capable and confident to identify, approach, and create strong working relationships with potential data partners.
  • You have a high passion for outdoor sports (especially hiking, mountain biking, or trail running) and innovative technologies.

What Outdooractive offers

Possibility to contribute to the further success within the increasing internationalization of the Outdooractive platform
Challenging, exciting tasks with best development prospects
Extensive organization possibilities and autonomous work
Further training
A flexible working hours model, flat hierarchies and an interesting career and further training management
Getting to know
An adequate introductory training to get to know Outdooractive
Team spirit
A cooperative atmosphere between colleagues, great staff events and a pleasant working environment within an outdoor-enthusiast team
A unique market-leading product in a global market
A working place with the beautiful Allgaeu mountains just outside the door

Become part of Outdooractive

We are looking forward to your compelling application (cover letter, CV, references) stating your earliest possible date of availability and your salary expectations.

Contact Person


Marcel Faulhaber, HR
Outdooractive AG
Missener Straße 18
87509 Immenstadt

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