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"Hello,

My
Name is Joey, I discovered this site a few weeks back. I wish I would
have found it earlier last fall while I was taking a cartography course.

I'm
an employee and part time student @ WVU. I am working on a Regents
Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in GIS, I've recently completed a
cartography course and was able to stand apart from my classmates by
utilizing self taught skills using Adobe Illustrator and having a good
idea how to make text, backgrounds and borders look nice

I
have some ArcMap experience, some ArcScene , and understand how
Photoshop works but do not use it very efficiently. I am fairly
proficient at utilizing vector lines and shapes in Illustrator. of
course I can always learn more and feel I have barely scratched the
surface of the capabilities of any of the software packages I've used.

My
goals are to learn more about operating aerial cameras in general
aviation aircraft. Learn more about ArcMap and ArcScene, take remote
sensing courses next fall and learn a more about database design and
administration

What Would I like to do with all these skills I
am learning? Create and present graphic driven data for conservation
and resource mangement. I really like this report because of the well
done Maps, and photographs along with the report. [url="http://"http://www.wilderness.org/Library/Documents/pinedale.cfm"]http://www.wilderness.org/Library/Documents/pinedale.cfm[/url]

Currently
I am taking a DB design course, learning SQL. I am planning on taking a
GIS for Resource Management course, Remote Sensing, and Database
Systems Analysis in the fall. next spring I want to take the next level
Resource Management course and a Systems Designs Class(PHP programing)
and a more advanced Remote sensing course.

Please comment on my
plan. it is still very rough and not entirely clear. I really do not
know what sort of job opportunities there are for me. I have an idea
what skillsets I have that I am building upon. I would appreciate any
feedback at all on other skillsets to work on or any constructive
criticism or sage advice.

Thank You,

Joey



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Welcome
aboard! Glad you found us, even if it is a bit late for your cart
course. Your plan sounds generally good: pick up all you can about each
area that interests you. The IT stuff especially will make you more
attractive to employers, though the aesthetic side of all this should
not be neglected.

I believe there is (or was?) a Geography prof
at WVU who brought his students down to DC for a tour of geography
careers. I know they visited us here in the Geography Division of the
Census Bureau in recent years, though I have not seen them lately. I
even talked to them once or twice about my job as a cartographer. Maybe
he would be a good person to check with, since he knows the program at
WVU and is clearly interested in getting his students prepared for
applied (as opposed to academic) careers. Sorry I don't recall his name
or what he looks like, but he has been in the department for some time,
which should help narrow things down.
Andy McIntire
US Census Bureau

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believe there is (or was?) a Geography prof at WVU who brought his 
students down to DC for a tour of geography careers.  I know they 
visited us here in the Geography Division of the Census Bureau in 
recent years, though I have not seen them lately.  I even talked 
to them once or twice about my job as a cartographer.  Maybe he 
would be a good person to check with, since he knows the program at WVU 
and is clearly interested in getting his students prepared for applied 
(as opposed to academic) careers.  Sorry I don't recall his name 
or what he looks like, but he has been in the department for some time, 
which should help narrow things down.

http://



May
have been Proffessor Trevor Harris, I took a class from him we went to
DC for two days, and visited Eart Data, one of the townships,
smithonian, another compnay that put together the mapping for google???
or at least part of it. it was pretty educational, I really liked what
I saw at Earth Data, I would definately pursue a career there if i
didn't want to move back west and be closer to my family.
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