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If we want a saint, Saint Christopher is the patron saint of safe travel, which we wish our map users all the best with! :P

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Lets now forget Ptolemy...or was he Roman...probably the first (military) geographer


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So how come Astronomy and History each get a muse, but Geography doesn't?

For that matter, neither does Painting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muses

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Tried to find patron saints for cartographers/mapmakers. Apparently there aren't any.


How about Thomas the Apostle, Patron Saint of surveyors. http://www.catholic-...ts/saintt07.htm

Patronage - against doubt; architects; blind people; builders; construction workers; Ceylon; East Indies; geometricians; India; masons; Pakistan; people in doubt; Sri Lanka; stone masons; stonecutters; surveyors; theologians

I found an article in Professional Surveyor Magazine about the Wandering Saint and why he watches over surveyors, architects, masons and the blind ... http://www.profsurv....mp;article=1264 A surveyor's job "is to mark lines that are not otherwise seen. But they persist in a certain skepticism about the location of the lines until they have proof. They cannot be quick to make up their mind, but then having made up their mind, they must lay their professional life on the line defending their conclusion."
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