View Full Version : Salvēte!

10-18-2009, 10:32 PM
Hey there, gracious people of the Cartographer's Guild,

It's great that I found this site, I'm a big map fanatic. It's surprising that I found the Guild this late (I have to get used to saying that; It makes me feel like I'm in a video game :D).

First off, stuff about me: Looking at the title of this post, you all can deduce that I am, in fact, not cool. Second, I reside in this tiny island in the middle of the Pacific (and no, I'm not joking).

Anyway, I look forward to spending hours staring at all the awesome maps here, and hopefully I can get some of mine up soon.

-From the Guy With Too Many Names To List All At Once

10-18-2009, 10:34 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

10-18-2009, 10:36 PM
We're all really cool dudes here - well cool for map dudes :) Welcome aboard and have fun.

10-19-2009, 02:51 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

10-19-2009, 03:21 AM
Welcome, Doublar! You have found Cartographers' Paradise.

Ah, I spent 4 days in Kuau'i three years ago and I think about it all the time, I wish I lived there - really I do. I hardly ever leave my own county anymore, island life wouldn't be so limiting, not to a person like me. But I guess I'm stuck here in cold, boring Illinois with too many things tying me down here. Oh well.

I've always wanted to create a map of the "Night Marcher" trails, Heiau sites from turn of the century island plat books, perhaps someday.

Check out our Cartographers Choice, Finished Map, WIP, Tutorials, Software forums, just check out them all, lots to see, enjoy and learn. Hope you fit right in!

Again, welcome!


Steel General
10-19-2009, 07:22 AM
Welcome Aboard!

10-19-2009, 08:13 AM
Believe it or not your (at least..) the second Hawaian here :o Theres a members location map from the top menu or my sig and there ought to be a dot on there already so add your name to that too and see if you know of the other member. Small place to have to cartophiles I think...


10-19-2009, 11:56 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

10-19-2009, 02:00 PM
Welcome aboard. I lived on Oahu for about six years myself - once as a kid and again, later, when I was in the Army. I sure miss the weather...oh, and living on the beach!

Looking forward to seeing your maps!

10-19-2009, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the nice welcome!

Illinois' not too bad. I stayed in a Chicago suburb for a year, and it was a fun experience. Besides, it's pretty boring here too. And hot. Very hot (from February to November; It rains the rest of the time). I actually live inland, in a small town right in the middle of O'ahu.

Ironically, I prefer colder weather, and I'm not much of a beach person (I'm not actually Hawaiian; I moved here 5 years ago). But it is real beautiful here. I'm also glad that there are some educated people on the mainland who don't think that we still live in grass huts and hula everyday.

Steel General
10-20-2009, 06:59 AM
I'm also glad that there are some educated people on the mainland who don't think that we still live in grass huts and hula everyday.

WHAT??? You mean that's not how all Hawaiian's live? What about the luau's and the sacrifices to the volcanos?

Damn... another fantasy bubble burst... :D

10-20-2009, 08:10 AM
That is a good point tho. You must have some nice pics and maybe some of volcanoes and lava and stuff like that. Ok I know not all of hawaii is like that but were always in need of tropical trees, beaches, lava and so on for map texturing. For you and anyone else who lives in unusual locations its great to see some pics of local terrain.

I saw your pin on the map - well done. You will have to see if limetom is your neighbor ;)