Gorgeous amalgam of art and science - I was looking for a source for inspiration for mapping a world for an online game and series of novels, and found it here. Delighted to be a member.
some good stuff here for mappers of all ages LOL, check out the tutorials for a kick start, enjoy your stay.
Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.