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Philip S

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Hi,

 

I'm a youngster (17) from Germany, currently living in South Africa. While my real passion lies with aviation, I have a keen interest geography, and have for some time been tinkering with cartography. Up till now I've only made some basic topographic maps for personal use, as we go hiking quite often, but I'd like to produce some more professional maps, even if I'm still the only one to ever use them.

 

Looking forward to learning from all of the members here, and I'll be sure to post some of my maps in the gallery to get a bit of feedback.

 

cheers

Philip

 

 



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Hello Philip, and welcome to Cartotalk!


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Philip S

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Thank you!



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If you want to get started making maps, you can download QGIS if you have not done so already. This will allow you to view shapefiles, perform analysis, and create maps. It is not as robust as ESRI software, but it is getting better all the time. I would imagine that you can find some tutorials to get started on You Tube. 

 

Good luck!



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you can access the complete ArcGIS suite (non-commercially), and including extensions, for $100 a year here:

 

http://www.esri.com/...or-personal-use






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