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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.

"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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