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Hello, fellow cartographers. My name is Jeff, and I've loved maps for as long as I can remember. Seems only fitting (though lucky in today's economy) that I have a job in the field.

I was born and raised in the St. Louis area, got a BA in geography from the University of Missouri--Columbia in 2001, and moved to Chicago after graduation. I work for a fairly well-known map company in Chicago (but not the one in Skokie).

Anyway, I came across this web forum through Avenza's website. I hope we have some lively discussions!

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Jeff,
Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay! Erin



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Hello all,

I am going to piggy-back onto Jeff's introduction as he is the one who just introduced me to this forum. I work at the same company as him about 8 feet N-NW of him also in cartography.

I have a degree in Geography/Cartography-GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I thought I would join the list and see what all this community has to offer.

Looking forward to chatting with you all

-Aaron

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Aaron, Jeff,

Welcome to Cartotalk. Glad to have you aboard.
Hans van der Maarel - Cartotalk Editor
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Aaron,
Welcome! The more the merrier! Erin



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Welcome aboard to the both of you.

Now let's see "fairly well known map company in Chicago area" but not that one in Skokie?
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I think there are a fair amount of cartographers from Chicago on the board...

How many mapping companies are there in Chicago?

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Hi Jeff

Welcome.

Although I'm English I worked for that well know cartographer in Skokie. Have visited Chicago many times and love the place. I was thinking about it today. Weather in Cumbria is dull and grey, but I rememebr winter evenings on Michigan Avenue looking up to the sky to see the Hancock Center and other skyscrapers disappearing into the orange-lit clouds. Damn cold, but beautiful.

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I lived in Chicago most of my life, and the last four years we lived on Lake Shore Dr. right at the junction of Belmont. Great city to live in.




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