Just a quick introduction here, I have had a life-long fascination with maps and am also what is known as a roadgeek. I am a bit challenged in the graphics department and am hoping to pick up all kinds of hints and tips. Although I love all breeds of map, my main interests are in modern-style political and road maps. I have been drawing maps of imaginary places since I was in the first grade

I received CorelDraw as a Christmas present and am slowly but surely learning to use it. Based on advice in the forums here, I also went and downloaded gimp today.