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Mike Boruta

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Good article and plenty of interesting links. How do you feel about all these new sites and tools? How do they change the role of the professional cartographer? How are they changing map design and map use?

http://www.alternet....vironment/78284

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This can only mean more work for professionals. When cars were first invented, car mechanics were a rare breed, but over time, as cars became more popular, everyone started tinkering with their own cars. But there was also a much greater need for professional car mechanics.

Same thing here. The greater awareness of maps and what they can do can only create an avalanche of new work for cartographers! B)

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Good article and plenty of interesting links. How do you feel about all these new sites and tools? How do they change the role of the professional cartographer? How are they changing map design and map use?

http://www.alternet....vironment/78284



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There will always be need for cartographers, when mankind moves into the far reaches of space who else will be doing the mapping of new colonies & new worlds? Besides I just got a complaint from a user of Google maps asking me why is it that they rarely update their maps, comm'on man when a person from the general public spots how old the data is that's a sure bet that Google is no competition for professional cartographers. And if most of you notice when asking for a specific location such as a liquor store what side of the road is it on?

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