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Hello all,
I am Cindy of Southpaw Maps. I am new to this site, so I would like to introduce myself.

I have been a military spouse for 17years and I am the mother to two daughters. I have always been interested in Geography and Art. So, what better way to combine the two than to do cartography.

In my previous profession, I was a travel consultant. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to research and travel to many places in order to sell my product. I left the travel industry after 10 years of service to move where ever the military sent us. Lucky for me I did not mind living in new places.

I finished up college only last year with a BA in Geography. I focused on Cartography and I did pretty well in school. Needless to say, I am venturing out to try and start my own freelance cartography business. Please wish me luck as being an entrepreneur is new for me. But, if being a military spouse can't break me, neither can this effort.

I look forward to batting around ideas with you all.

Mahalo,
Cindy Wirick
www.southpawmaps.com

Edited by Southpaw Maps, 05 March 2009 - 12:20 AM.

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Hi Cindy, and welcome to Cartotalk.

I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful information here, especially in our "Business" section. In addition to that, plans are to do a session on being a cartography entrepeneur at this year's NACIS conference (October, Sacramento)
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What a great and inspiring story Cindy! Welcome!

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Welcome and good luck! :D
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Hi Cindy,

Welcome to Cartotalk! Looking forward to your contributions...

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Hello Cindy - I am a new member as well. Looking forward to hearing more about your business as it grows.

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Welcome Cindy. I think you'll find us to be a helpful bunch.
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Welcome to the site Cindy!



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Welcome! Where all have you been stationed?

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Cindy, Congrats on your degree and pursuits. Based upon your relative proximity to Reno, you might consider targeting the mining companies that work out of the area. Geologists and Engineers can make fine maps in the various GIS and geologic software, but someone with your talents and capabilities can really transform them into stunning marketing and sales tools. Something to consider.



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Hi Cindy, and welcome to Cartotalk.

I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful information here, especially in our "Business" section. In addition to that, plans are to do a session on being a cartography entrepeneur at this year's NACIS conference (October, Sacramento)


Thank you Hans. I was planning on attending the meeting. I look forward to it.
Cindy Wirick
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What a great and inspiring story Cindy! Welcome!


Thank you
Cindy Wirick
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Hi Cindy,

Welcome to Cartotalk! Looking forward to your contributions...


Thank you Matthew.
Cindy Wirick
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Welcome! Where all have you been stationed?


Well, we started out at NAS JAX, then to NAS Norfolk, back to NAS JAX, off to Andersen AFB Guam, then to NAS Fallon, NV., back out into the pacific to MCBH Oahu, and finally back to NAS Fallon for retirement. Whew! We have been afforded the opportunity to travel from each of these duty stations to interesting places. Were you or are you in the military?
Cindy Wirick
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Welcome Cindy,

Would love to see a little more detail in your portfolio on your website. Look like you have some interesting projects.

kru
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