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J.Wright

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Hello Everyone,

I was so excited to join today and read all the comments about the "business of Cartography". I share the same issues when trying to explain to family, friends and even (ex)bosses and coworkers what it is that I do. I loved the comments about how some of you call yourselves "geographic visualization artist".

I have been doing GIS and mapping for about 5 years now (yes I am still wet behind the ears) and feel there is so much to learn! I have worked for the oil and gas industry doing geologic, lease, land and well spot mapping. I recently decided to go back into freelance work full time and am working on starting up my up my business again. Before I was just under my name, but now I would like to name my business - and this is where I am stuck. I am finding it hard to decide on a name that is not boring and gets the point across. Any ideas?

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Well, welcome to Cartotalk!

As for a name, how about "The Wright Map"? ;)
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Welcome to the forum J., I like Hans suggestion also.
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Hello and welcome. Along those lines you could use "Map Wright."

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Hi J. Wright,

Welcome to Cartotalk! A sanctuary for 'wright' minded people.

I must add that I like the "Wright mapping" wordplay too.

co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com


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Hello J, and welcome!

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J.Wright

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Thank you everyone! I have trying to steer clear of using my name as not to get to "puny" :lol: I was thinking of incorporating something along the lines of carto or geo followed by concept or art or something of that nature. But as I have found, all the names I really like are taken. Just getting a name seems to be very difficult.

Thanks again for all the great suggestions !

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How about Physco Cartography? :lol:

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."





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