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name is Liz. I am just starting out in cartography and I am so glad I
found this site. Now I will have lots of friendly people to answer my

I work as a land surveying CAD technician, so I am
making maps every day, but I want to expand my horizons. I want to make
beautiful, artistic, functional and interesting maps. I am mainly
interested in making maps that display roads, water bodies, relief,
cultural features, dining, lodging, campgrounds, etc. In other words,
maps that would be useful to both tourists and residents of the area.
I'd like the maps to encompass an area the size of an average county. I
can envision doing a whole series of them if the first one proves

But I am getting ahead of myself! Since I work full
time, cartography training will have to be an evening and weekend
activity. I think it could probably take 3-5 years before I can produce
maps that are good enough to sell. I can assure you that I will have
lots of questions! Look for me in the ""Cartographic Design"" and
""General Cartography"" sections - thats where I'll do most of my
posting. "
Liz Cruz



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Welcome, Liz. Feel free to post any questions you want.
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Welcome to the forum Liz. Enjoy your stay.

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Welcome Liz,

Feel free to start firing away with the questions.
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