02-14-2011, 04:13 PM
I took a cartography course in college on a whim, back in the days when it was done with a ruling pen, and have had an interest ever since. My wife despairs at my incessant map collecting. A few years ago I needed to learn C# and cast about for a project to use as a something concrete with which to learn. I wrote a map projection program which served its purpose though I never completed it. It got my map itch worked up pretty well. Lately I've taken on creating a map to illustrate a friend's book. A few weeks ago I stumbled across this site, and my ideas for my friend's map have undergone dramatic changes. What a great forum! I've been playing with some of the techniques I found here, and will be posting something I've made soon - when I figure out where and how.