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Hi guys,

Thought I would join up on your excellent board here. I only heard about cartotalk at NACIS but after meeting many members in SLC and even rooming with a superuser on the fieldtrip (Hans) I thought I'd better get over here.

I'm in Atlanta, which deserves its name today (over 80 degrees F.). I've been interested in mapping since I was a small boy and like many of us I suspect, making maps of my neighborhood. I grew up in England and the OS map still remains for me one of the finer topo map series (especially the Landranger series).

These days I'm either usually teaching (I assigned John Krygier's book this semester!) or doing some stuff on politics of mapping after WWI. Oh yes I have a small carto-blog as well.

I'm also subscribed to the weekly digest here.

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Hi Jeremy,
Welcome to the forum. I lived in Georgia for several years so I know what you mean by "Hotlanta". Enjoy the heat. It also can get really cold. Erin



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Jeremy,

Welcome! Care to trade some weather? Holland is slipping into its cold and grey period...
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Welcome, Jeremy!

I agree about the OS maps.

So Ubikcan is from Philip K. Dick, but not knowing much of his writings I still don't know the significance. I guess it's time for a little research on my part. :D

I started reading your blog (as myself, not as a representative of ESRI :) ).
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Care to trade some weather? Holland is slipping into its cold and grey period...


Ditto for central Alberta. I haven't seen the sun in days.

It also can get really cold


Atlanta can get cold? I did not know that. How cold is cold?

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Welcome to CartoTalk.
This is indeed a great forum for us map makers.
Atlanta is a nice city. Not as hot as here in Phoenix. Today, for instance the morning temperature "dropped" into the upper 50s (Farenh.) Now (11.32 a.m) is up to 80.
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So Ubikcan is from Philip K. Dick, but not knowing much of his writings I still don't know the significance. I guess it's time for a little research on my part.  :D

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Ubik is indeed from the California writer Philip K. Dick who lives on despite dying in 1982 (there's even a biography "I am Alive and You are Dead"!).

What is the secret of Ubik? Who knows! I'm sure it has some sort of carto-relevance though.

Sure Atlanta gets cold, well maybe not by Canadian standards, but it will get down to -1 C this week.

ObMap: There's an ArcGIS to Google Earth converter out there called Home Companion. Has anyone tried it? I did a few tests with it and it worked pretty well.

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