Elaine....as usual I have been lurking on the list serve but I thought I
would pass on a name of someone you might contact about the cartography
part. She is'nt in the guild but I used to work with her. She owns her own
map business and has gone from scribing to almost totally computer. Her
husband is also a professor in Cartography so she is rather immersed in it
from all angles. I feel if she can spare some time that she could give you
a really good feel for what is happening in Cartography especially from
some one not associated with a large institution but more of a freelancer.
Any way if you want to email her her email is
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Her name if Jane Eckelman and the company is Manoa Mapworks.
I primarily got out of cartography because of the computers...I have simply
choosen not to depend on them and do not like working on them...I'm still
very much a field researcher and field artist. I liked some of the
comments regarding the pros and cons of computers and feel there are some
of us that want to retain the old techniques and I would hate to see them
disappear from the handbook. Those of us that wish not to use a computer
will have to find other ways to sell our work but it is still possible
....in some ways I feel like I am guarding what are becoming ancient
techniques and my grandchildren (not I) will eventually reap the benefits
of their grandma's stubborness to move into the future!!! HA!
Well thanks for listening .....Rebecca
> From: Elaine R.S. Hodges <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: airbrush
> Date: Friday, October 31, 1997 2:39 PM
> As many of you know, I am revising the Guild Handbook, mainly to include
> computer graphics.
> Question: we have an airbrush chapter. Are enough people doing real
> airbrush to justify retaining it? Airbrushes still are sold in art
> Same question regarding charts and diagrams - another chapter. Most of
> these are done on the computer now. Should we include this topic as a
> separate chapter? Should hand techniques like cutting charting tape be
> included? Art stores are getting rid of charting tape and transfer type.
> I think the principles of doing good charts and diagrams/graphs need to
> included. Perhaps these could go in one of the introductory chapters or
> the basic computer graphics chapter. The principles apply regardless of
> the medium.
> Cartography - same/similar problem. Is anyone using a scriber or any
> techniques to do maps? Clara Simpson's question about her
> computer-produced map illustrates this situation, I suspect.
> Are there any other parts of the Handbook you people think are extinct or
> threatened "species" and should be dropped/revised/retained? Obviously,
> new materials will be introduced and extinct ones omitted.
> I hope to hear from many of you soon. The authors are starting work now
> their chapters!