Apr 18, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
Just wanted to see if anyone else there has a hobby of cartography.
jprichva said when the other kids were drawing pictures of mommy and daddy with their crayons, I was drawing maps of places I invented.
jprichva wroteIn school, when the other kids were drawing pictures of mommy and daddy with their crayons, I was drawing maps of places I invented.
torontoguy2222 saidGrowing up I loved maps, and to a certain extent I still do love browsing google maps and the like. That's probably part of the reason why I'm majoring in Geography lol.
But anyways, I recently took a GIS course at the university, and holy hell, it almost made me hate maps! That program is brutally difficult to use. It makes you never want to see a map again.
RPMSoccer saidYes, I'm into maps, and collect antique ones. I really like aerial maps that show sea level and all bodies of water, no matter how small. This hobby started when I was a kid and was into long hikes in the woods. We always lived in the boondocks, no matter where we moved back then.
Caver saidMaps are great, I make a variety of them for my job (geologist here)... I agree that the GIS programs are a pain, but they've become indispensable these days. I also survey and map caves for fun in my spare time
HndsmKansan saidI've always enjoyed studying them... old ones, ones from 50 years ago and those that are up to date. When I was a kid, I vacationed all over the western US, so I got used to reading them. I still have my trusty "road atlas" in the bathroom for reading material....LOL
jprichva saidI was always a major map nerd. In school, when the other kids were drawing pictures of mommy and daddy with their crayons, I was drawing maps of places I invented.
Jockbod48 saidI keep maps from many years ago - and love comparing them. I started out collecting maps when I was a kid. I love maps. As an airline brat, I would sit on the plane for thousands of hours studying maps of where we were going.
Sebastian18 saidI have a small collection of vintage/historical map reproductions from my family's roots in Europe: old Prussian Empire, Austro-Hungary (as well as a modern map of Slovenia), & Sweden. I doubt I'll get any more though unless it's a largish world-map where I can keep track of where I've traveled.