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Cartographer/Geospatial Data Technician


Imray is the leading publisher of nautical charts and books. Based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, the company is at a time of exciting change, as we build on our internationally respected range of printed books and charts to continue to grow our digital presence and range of electronic products.   


We have recently invested in new geospatial production tools (Caris Hydrographic Production Database (HPD)) and utilise a variety of other Geographic Information System (GIS) software to design and produce nautical charts.

The role

We are recruiting for a cartographer/geospatial data technician to work on the production of our nautical chart range. 


The role involves using HPD and other geospatial tools to process, edit and label marine source data to produce paper and digital charts. Other tasks include updating and correcting existing charts.  


The right applicant will have a good eye for detail, an analytical approach and an interest in data management.  Cartography/GIS qualifications and experience are desirable, particularly if the experience is within the maritime sector in a similar role. In-house training in hydrographic applications would be provided.

We are a small independent company and work closely as a team so good communication skills are essential. 


About You


Experience of working with geospatial data and databases using Caris HPD, Esri ArcGIS, MAPublisher, PostGreS or other GIS applications

Strong IT skills 

Well organised with excellent self-motivation

Ability to work in a team environment to tight deadlines

Attention to detail

Ability to analyse, research and compile information

Good communication and interpersonal skills


Experience of using hydrographic data standards e.g. ENCs and understanding or experience of S-57/S-101 data models

Experience of Caris Paper Chart Editor (PCE)

Experience of working with and maintaining PostgreSQL database systems

Experience of using Python

Experience of spatial data manipulation using tools such as FME, CARIS Process Designer, Esri ModelBuilder and Filemaker Pro

Qualifications in a design or cartography-related discipline

Interest in sailing, navigation and nautical charts


All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK.


Based at our headquarters at Wych House, the post is full time, 35 hours per week, but hours of work are flexible. Hybrid working an option. Competitive salary and company pension scheme. 


Our offices are in the centre of St Ives, Cambridgeshire, between Huntingdon and Cambridge.  There is free parking and good access to the guided bus to Cambridge.


How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter (2 pages max) outlining your relevant experience and motivation for this role to by 9am Monday 6 March 2023. 

A Q&A drop-in session about the role, hosted on Microsoft Teams, will be held Thursday 23 February at 10am GMT.

 This will include an introduction to Imray and to the role, the wider vision for the company and overview of our nautical chart production process. Members of the chart production team will be on hand to answer questions.

To participate in this session and get an insight into how we work, please email before Monday 20 February 2023.