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Hi everyone!

I stumbled upon this site through a link on a different forum and immediately registered. What a great site!!

My background is actually in geology, through a field mapping campaign I got into touch with GIS. But ever since I was a small child I loved looking at maps, spent hours travelling in my mind with an atlas on my knees, exploring unknown far-away countries. And so I consider myself very lucky to have spent a year working with the cartography team of the Swiss army, where I picked up a huge lot of ideas and concepts.

My work now has gone back to geology, but I'm the GIS technician in our company, and in a certain way also the chief mapmaker here. So I'm hoping I can keep on learning lots by browsing through CartoTalk. ... and having fun, with topics like the "Guess that location" thread in the off-topic section.

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Kathi
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But ever since I was a small child I loved looking at maps, spent hours travelling in my mind with an atlas on my knees, exploring unknown far-away countries.


I think all of us here have been doing that ;)

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But ever since I was a small child I loved looking at maps, spent hours travelling in my mind with an atlas on my knees, exploring unknown far-away countries.


I think all of us here have been doing that ;)


And looked for the map inserts in National Geographic (even bought old Nat. Geo. maps at garage sales), and maps stuck up on bedroom walls... :)

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Welcome to the group. Nice to see a geology related professional..

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Hi everyone!

I stumbled upon this site through a link on a different forum and immediately registered. What a great site!!

My background is actually in geology, through a field mapping campaign I got into touch with GIS. But ever since I was a small child I loved looking at maps, spent hours travelling in my mind with an atlas on my knees, exploring unknown far-away countries. And so I consider myself very lucky to have spent a year working with the cartography team of the Swiss army, where I picked up a huge lot of ideas and concepts.

My work now has gone back to geology, but I'm the GIS technician in our company, and in a certain way also the chief mapmaker here. So I'm hoping I can keep on learning lots by browsing through CartoTalk. ... and having fun, with topics like the "Guess that location" thread in the off-topic section.

Cheers,
Kathi


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Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome here! I really like this section of CartoTalk because one gets the feeling of getting to know the people behind the avatars, which is not the case for most other online discussion forums I know. Makes me feel like I'm part of a friendly family :)
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neat, always good to see another GIS person who studied geology. :)




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