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Aerial Photograph Interpreter

Aliases: Aerial Photograph Interpreter

Industry/Sector(s): Construction


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks an Aerial Photograph Interpreter is expected to perform include:
  • Analysing aerial photographs to detect significant industrial resource or topographical data​
  • Studying photographs to locate roads, industrial centres, rivers, forest areas and to determine the nature of terrain
  • Interpreting photographs to evaluate the potentiality of resources
  • Drawing maps for use of field officers in planning and exploitation of resources
  • Interpreting photographs for timber evaluation, water shed management, construction or mining
  • Enlarging photographs for detailed analysis
  • Using computers and data banks to store, retrieve and compare information
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a field job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job profile
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available 
Working hours
  • Organization​s usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This may vary from organization to organization​
 
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, B.Tech/B.E

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in technical skills like orthophoto mapping, colour shaded mapping, line mapping, vegetation mapping, digital terrain models, range finder, Geographic Information Systems, aerial surveying, etc. 
  • Equipped to use required instruments and perform their maintenance
  • Proficiency in technical drawing and photograph interpretation, research, drawing, field study
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, and ArcGIS software
  • Ability to operate total station, levelling, and GPS instruments
  • Knowledge of the limitations associated with taking photographs from a moving aircraft
  • Ability to visualize the finished product before its completion
  • Ability to determine types of cameras and equipment needed to capture clear photographs from mid-air
  • Proficient in using digital photograph editing software
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good eyesight and colour vision
  • Physically fit
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • K J Somaiya College of Engineering
    https://www.somaiya.edu/kjsce/academic/programs/e

     
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    http://www.imeindia.in/
  • Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology
    www.galgotiacollege.edu/

     
  • Sri Sai Ram Engineering College
    sairam.edu.in/ 

     
  • Rungta Group of Institutions 
    www.rungta.ac.in/

     
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
    www.jntuk.edu.in
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

 For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

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Assistant Aerial Photograph Interpreter  

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Trainee
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • ​For candidates with experience of – Rs 13,000 to Rs 15,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 5 to 10 years of work experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4
  • Private construction and architectural firms across India
  • Government boards
  • Housing boards 
  • Government bodies
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Aerial Photograph Interpreter
  • Aerial Photographer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152165.0300Aerial Photograph Interpreter
ISCO 20082165Cartographers and Surveyors
NIC 200871100Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
QP ReferenceNot applicableNot applicable
NSQFNot applicableNot applicable
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