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Last question, what is your favorite thing about cartography?
Mixing art and science, virtually visiting the world. It's also great at parties, trying to explain what I do :)

Usually it goes like that for me at parties:

- What do you do?
- I'm a cartographer

- Euh, ok, and what do you do?
- I make maps!

- Maps!? Euh, ok, like road maps?
- :angry: ...

;)


True story, this happened to me in America:
I met a friend of a friend and whilst chatting, she admitted that "When I heard you were a cartographer, I thought you took photos of cars"... :rolleyes:

Other favorites are:
- But all maps have already been made, haven't they?
- Oh, so you go up in the plane and take the photos?
- Oh, so you know your way around everywhere then?
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- Oh, so you know your way around everywhere then?


Hmm, judging from personal experience, not exactly! :lol:

You think explaining to "civilians" what a cartographer is/does is hard try explaining in a few words what a GIS person does (or someone who creates GIS software!). :huh:
"so you work with GPS?" (if they have a clue what that is)
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- Oh, so you know your way around everywhere then?


Hmm, judging from personal experience, not exactly! :lol:

You think explaining to "civilians" what a cartographer is/does is hard try explaining in a few words what a GIS person does (or someone who creates GIS software!). :huh:
"so you work with GPS?" (if they have a clue what that is)


Shameless little plug...

And if I have trouble explaining what I do to strangers, imagine what my parents or my grandmother have to go through when somebody asks them "Oh, what is Hans up to these days?" :D
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Last question, what is your favorite thing about cartography?
Mixing art and science, virtually visiting the world. It's also great at parties, trying to explain what I do :)

Usually it goes like that for me at parties:

- What do you do?
- I'm a cartographer

- Euh, ok, and what do you do?
- I make maps!

- Maps!? Euh, ok, like road maps?
- :angry: ...

;)

That's nothing my grandmother was upset at me for taking cartography because she thought I was training to snap pictures in the pornography business. :lol:
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That's nothing my grandmother was upset at me for taking cartography because she thought I was training to snap pictures in the pornography business. :lol:


:lol: ...that had to be a bit awkward.

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