Maps seem to be the last thought in a book process
Talk to me about it! I was hire 2½ years ago to work on an atlas project as the first and only cartographer in the company (a Montreal based publisher) and they thought that making 24 11x18 world thematic maps would take about 4 months including the research and without no GIS in place... Well now, at the end of the step 2 of the project (I haven't worked 2½ years on those 24 maps
) they seems to be, even now, more interested or concerned about the textual content than the maps... Did I mentioned it was an Atlas??
(btw, it's almost finished - http://www.qa-intern...ption/Index.htm
and you can find other example there http://www.francoisg...t.com/portfolio
under "Atlas thématique mondial"
I'm quite proud of it...)
So I understand you perfectly (I managed to find something about one of my previous post on Ukrainian Data
... I'll try to post it monday in the map gallery)
We should write a Cartographer's chart containing useful info for our clients:
"Maps can't be build in 2 hours" (well, thety can, but you will have what you pay for... just give me a sheet of paper and a pen and I'll make you a sketch - without a scale bar and a North Arrow
(Wow, I made a CT inside joke!
"As a professional cartographer, I can't simply put a point "near that smudge of the relief" or "about an inch east of the river source" and put a name on it... Give me the name of that place, I'll find you the exact
Could be fun!
p.s. Sorry, the end was a little off topic