I'm new here, so...
I just thought I'd say hi...
I'll be posting a map soon that shows what I'm working on. Currently working on a map for a D&D campaign. I have two goals with posting it: suggestions on how to improve my thoughts on the actual map in terms of geography (with certain limitations in mind).
The other goal is that I need help in making it beautiful. I'm good at taking a pencil and paper and drawing a passable (but not beautiful) map. Translating that into a computer image is difficult. The image I now have was generated on the computer and isn't that great.
About me: I'm a long-time user of inkscape, and am very comfortable with various other bits of software. I'm always working on a budget (er, free software) and whatnot. My interest in mapping comes from two sources: D&D (I've almost always been the DM), and writing. I love to write, and writing means you need a map. The better your map, the better your story, in many, many ways.
I'm married with 4 kids (whew!), and I live in the northeast US. I love it there, and I currently work as a research associate in psychology while I finish up my dissertation. Once I'm done with my dissertation I'll keep on at the same company or maybe look for something more advanced...dunno.
Welcome to the Guild benjamin! It sounds like you are on the right track with everything and I look forward to seeing your work and I'm certain that you'll get all the helpful advice that you can possibly handle.
Welcome! Glad you found us, and I hope the Guild helps you in your escapism from what seems like a very hectic hustle-bustle of everyday life!
Great to have another inkscape user on the forum. I use both vector and raster progs, but vector seems to be under-represented (imo) at the guild (if you discount Campaign Cartographer).
I use it a bit - I have made a few maps here (just stf for inkscape) including two monthly challenge entries. I've also written a couple of extensions specifically to help with mapping (setting the z-order of drawn objects).
Let's see a map or two!