CSAA Cartography Dept. to close
Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:53 PM
As for the reasons for and the processes used for making the decisions, I will refrain from comment. I am currently still employed till December.
I'd comment for you, but there's that clause in the ISP
Absolute bunch of nonsense, but in the end getting out of there has been... rejuvenating to say the least.
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:05 AM
I used to work at the Irvine Thomas Bros/Rand McNally for many years. They started outsourcing everything to India after 2003. Not to many left at the Irvine TBM location. I was told by friends that the Irvine location will shut down the first part of 2009. I think there are only about 6 carto people left there?
A friend of my that worked at TBM now works at the Socal AAA carto department. He said they now do all the write-up tour information on the maps as well as the maps, since they let go the copy people. More work for the same money.
I still do custom maps but nothing highly detailed anymore. Mostly simple bases.
Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:46 PM
A Parting Sonnet
The room once so full is empty and sad;
Its desks and tables now taken apart-
An office missing the life it once had;
A history lost, removed at its heart.
But heed the quiet and you’re bound to hear,
The sounds of an old and creative band;
Who to the last day in the hundredth year,
Still worked their maps with a firm steady hand.
Listen for the sound of an ancient pen,
Or a scriber carving a lonely road;
When heard you’ll surely recall once again,
The splendid maps that from here there once flowed.
The worth of a thing cannot be measured-
When the thing itself is dearly treasured.
Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:10 PM
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