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dhoff25

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Hi,
I'm new to the forum. I'm a writer and producer, and I've decided to change careers. I've always liked maps and plan to pursue a GIS certification. Can anyone offer any advice as to how to begin networking and working in the map making arena?

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Hi,

You can join MapInfo-L, ArcView-L or Applied-GIS forums for networking. There are plenty of posts for you to read and acquire information.

For myself, I have a website, if you want some books, please visit: http://p-gis.blogspot.com

I'm sure you'll be satisfied.

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So, you were making too much money as a writer huh? ; )

Get the certification, preferably from a college or university program, not a 2 day weekend class. Participate in the internship program if they have one and keep your eye out for any and all entry level GIS work. Craig's List is a pretty good source.

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You already have a niche as a producer & a writer so if you want to become a cartographer produce your maps around that industry. It sounds like that you already have several connections, you just have to realize it first.
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