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Jason Spatola

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Cartodorks,

I took a "decent" piece of work from the former World's Greatest Cartographer (Nick Springer) and fashioned it into a masterpiece. I'm probably the best cartographer out there (in the world) today. Basically, most of you should quit "cartographing" because, well... Honestly, you all suck compared to me.

Nick's Original Work:
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My Vastly Improved Version:
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Don't get too down on yourselves though... I'm sure I'll have an extremely high workload once "map consumers" start seeing this, so I'll outsource some of my crappier jobs to you guys. If you'd like to refer to me as "God" from now on, you may.

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Hah! Nice one Jason. You certainly have a promising career ahead of you as a cartographer. I for one am very worried...

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Those are some big balls you have there Jason. pun intended :lol:

Very nice work Nick. Are they part of a publication?

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They were just a promotional image I made using the hypsographic background from the map design for Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, MapPoint, and Streets & Trips.

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Reminds me of ESRI's graphical profile and iconography (which I admire so much, I think it is very cool)
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great work on the shading. how much time did you devote to it? :)

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About as much time as Jason did on his wonderful interpretation :)

A simple Photoshop gradient.

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They were just a promotional image I made using the hypsographic background from the map design for Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, MapPoint, and Streets & Trips.


Yo momma is a hypsographic background.




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