Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Cartography programme

Cartography is the study and practice of making maps, it is also referred to as Map Making. 

Cartography involves the application of both scientific and artistic elements, combining graphic talents and specialised knowledge of compilation and design principles with available techniques for product generation.

This cartography diploma program involves the art and science of graphically representing a geographical area, usually on a flat surface such as a map or chart. It may involve the superimposition of political, cultural, or other none geographical divisions onto the representation of a geographical area.

Geographical information Systems (GIS) was recently developed as a computer application capable of performing a wide range of functions of Cartography. GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.

Entry requirements for Cartography

  • O-Level Division II (with credit in English, Mathematics, Geography
  • KCSE Mean grade C- (with C- in English, Mathematics, Geography
  • KNEC craft certificate in cartography or equivalent

Colleges offering Cartography


Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (kism)
Nairobi County


Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)
Nairobi County


Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County