Well Gavin, I am pleased to say that you got the job and you can start immediately
I am Gavin, living in Devon, UK and I have a vested interest in maps from their creation (which I have just started participating in) to writing about maps, which is my passion and the subject of the dissertation I am currently engaged in, titled 'Conformance and Equivalence in Cartography in the Digital Age,' a paper discussing the development of satellite imagery alongside huge reference maps such as Google Earth/Maps and what this will bring about for the paper based map. The degree I am hoping to achieve is a BA Writing w/ Digital Art Practices and this is going to make up 1/3 of my final mark so during my time on here anyone that reads this, feel free to drop me a line with some opinion, knowledge or rant - I could do with all the input I can get.
Like I said, I have only just begun creating my own designs but have seen some of the tutorials on this site and am looking forwards to getting involved.
Damn, that was like a job interview.
Hope all are well,
Welcome Gavin. So, does the fate of the pencil and paper map hang in the balance? Guess we shall all have to await the completion of your dissertation to find out! Something tells me though that even were it to fall out of use amongst professional cartographers, we here at the Guild would keep it alive and well.
Like Coyotemax always says: "If ya want it to look hand-drawn then ya better hand-draw it." If not for that then paper maps might go the way of the dinosaur. Welcome and have fun.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps
Hrm, I guess I did kinda say that
Good luck with the degree! and know that you'll always find at least one hand-drawn map fan here
My finished maps
"...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."
Welcome to the Guild!
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