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Hi Everyone

I've been browsing the forum for a few weeks and really enjoying the conversation and information shared here, so I thought I'd sign up. My name is Anne and I work in a graphic design studio in Portland, OR. One of my primary duties is making biking and walking maps for local governments and non-profits. I'm teaching myself GIS (uDig, Grass, Qgis on the Mac) and everyone once in a while I hit a speed bump. I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning more about the cool world of mapping.

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Welcome Anne!
Do you know Matt Hampton. He'll likely pop in and say hi. One of your fellow Portlanders and sometime bicycle mapmaker.
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If you are going to learn GIS through your graphic design firm I would strongly recommend MaPublisher.

"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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Hi Anne,
As a cartographer, Portlander, and cyclist, I look forward to hearing about your projects.
I also second the MAPublisher advice.
Paul Fyfield
Cartographer, Bureau of Land Management
Oregon State Office
Portland, Oregon
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Welcome to CartoTalk! You're lucky to have a great network of mappers here and in your region as a local resource to tap.
Jill Saligoe-Simmel
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Thanks everyone. Glad to be here.

Paul, we've met. I know your sister and you and I worked together (briefly) at Old Wive's Tales. Small world.

I've also corresponded with Matt on a couple projects. Another small world!

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Hi Anne,

Glad to have you on Cartotalk! I look forward to working with you more in the future.

A reprint of Bike There! is in the works, and I am hoping to involve as many eyes and minds as I can.

I'll send you a PM and try and figure out sometime to meet.

co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com


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Hi Anne,
Uh, which sister? And Old Wive's Tales? That was 25 years ago, when I was an earnest art student. Small world indeed!
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Hi Anne,
Uh, which sister? And Old Wive's Tales? That was 25 years ago, when I was an earnest art student. Small world indeed!



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