We are looking for a cartographer to digitize approximately 160 territory maps in Illinois. Is there a software that you use to put the data into so we can use the data to make our own maps? We need to be able to use various layers like ait photos street maps. We would also like to be able to top plot office locations and create bubble maps etc.
(I'm not sure what kind of photos she means, if they would be ordinary photos of buildings or planimetric aerial photos).
First, what kind of software comes to mind for them to do their own mapping without a big investment in training? I was thinking of MapPoint, but I don't know whether it allows creation of things like territories.
Second, any CartoTalkers who do this sort of thing? Feel free to call or email me offboard.