So, hi to everyone. I'm a newbie to cartography. I'm from the Chicagoland area. I'm an as-yet-unpublished-novelist (but there's always hope) I found this site because I was looking for some software to help me create a town layout for my newest project. (Anyone ever heard of World Builders Disease (G)). At any rate. I'm a programmer during the day, also an amateur geneaologist. So, that's about it for now. Looking forward to exploring this site and learning lots of things about map making!