CYnthia Shaw wrote:
> I have been talking with Ev Wingert of the U of Hawaii, who's been a
> prof of cartographic illustration for around 25 years, and an
> excellent teacher (speaking from having been a student of his there).
> and his wife, Jane Eckelman, is a busy free-lance cartographer.
> Between the two of them we'd have a great team who could cover about
> anything related to cartography and terrain modeling you could
> possibly think of. Ev thought a friend (and former student) of his,
> Tom(?) Patterson, the lead cartographer for the Natl.Park Service,
> might also be interested in getting involved.
> After talking with them, we all thought this might be a good approach:
> Have Ev do a workshop on how to get DEMs and GIS from USGS sources,
> internet and otherwise, and get them into whatever supporting
> applications are being used (like Bryce or World Construction Set).
> Apparently there are different ways of doing this, some freeware
> available, etc.
Good, good, good!!!!
> If there're any other considerations to think about here, let me know
> - anything else we might be able to get them to present, etc.
this all sounds so good, Cindy!! And I would support their discussion
on the upper end software. And I would support any lengthening of the
workshops if they feel its better to do so, and it works with the whole
schedule. Perhaps you have to see how it appeals to the group at large,
whether it would be more than just Brit, John and I taking the
workshops. Coming from the approach of rendering landscape for multiple
uses might appeal to a broader group than just cartographers.
Thanks for your hard work thinking through this and I'll think about it
some more and get back to you. Amelia