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The cartographer's lament

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Thanks for keeping the art and science of cartography alive ("You are here," HCN, 9/16/13)! I'm a cartographer, too, working in my own little shop. While the independence is really fine, the economics of competing with the large corporations is devastating. Now, with mapping going online, there is very little true cartography involved. It's just data display supported by code programming. I was very heartened to see David Imus' maps and know that artistic cartography is still alive in the hearts of some.

Rixanne Wehren
Albion, California

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