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hi there!
does anyone know about online payed tasks related to map digitization??? it should go like ... i have to give the employer shp files and they are going to pay me accordinly.
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hi there!
does anyone know about online payed tasks related to map digitization??? it should go like ... i have to give the employer shp files and they are going to pay me accordinly.
regards


You will have to be more specific...
Are you looking for contract work?
I would recommend posting your resume / samples of your work.
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I'm confused. The first thing that pops in my head is that if you are looking to bid for mapping projects? Sorry dude but most projects that you will get is based on the word of mouth, & if you are starting with no reputation it will take quite some time to get a clientele, & by that it could be up to five years. But that doesn't mean that you don't try to bid on some mapping related projects, simply try out sites such as elance & ODesk. But beware the vast majority of buyers expect low bids.

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Not sure about the 5 years, but I agree with Hasdrubal. As a self-employed cartographer, I occasionally hire others to perform certain tasks for me (not just digitizing by the way, also more cartographic jobs). However, before I go ahead and trust somebody with something like that, I want to be absolutely certain they can do the task according to my specs. So yes, trust and word of mouth are very important, because I simply cannot afford to work somebody who turns out to be a disappointment. So over time I've built up a small network of preferred partners.

I hope we're not discouraging you with all this. Do give it a try, elance and similar sites are worth considering for a start, but they do seem to be very much a low-price thing. Personally, I put quality before price and I'm sure many people here will agree to that.

Feel free to post your resume, we have a special section for that, and some samples of your (cartographic) work.
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