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Mapmakers
Sep 6 2008, 5:39 pm
By: Phobos  

Sep 6 2008, 5:39 pm Phobos Post #1

Are you sure about that?

My father works as a Map Maker in this country. He has a very hard time achieving his objective. He is given a large area of terrain, which he must cross on FEET, draw every single house he finds, ask for the name of the owner, look if it's inhabitated or ruined, if it's a store, a shop, etc. and he must do his work no matter the weather (unless, the country is in alarm state, of course), so if it is raining, his superiors will limit themselves to say "Take a bag to cover the work and do wahtever you have to do to finish it". He has to finish one of these large areas of terrain in 1 day, so he can cover up to 5 in a week.

Once he has finished one of this areas, he has to re-do the draw in another large paper, "Just in case the original copy is tattered", no matter the state of the actual page.

Once he has finished doing all of those, he has to imput the name of the owner in a list of diferent paper sheets, the name, the ubication and everything else about this house/person. in His work times are around more than 8 hours... Almost from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm or whatever time he finishes his work. He usually gets home at 5:00 or 5:30, and then sits to complete these paper sheets, dinner time gets here (in this country it's around 7:00 - 9:00 pm) and he is still sitting on his table.

The objective of his work is, keeping the maps actualized so other specialized workers go there and gather information of X number of homes, depending on the size of the area.

The reason of the existance of this thread, is to compare the laboral conditions of other map makers out there, if you or someone in your family is a map maker, please, try contacting us

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Sep 6 2008, 6:06 pm by Phobos.



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Sep 6 2008, 6:36 pm Jello-Jigglers Post #2



So it isn't a serious discussion?



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Sep 6 2008, 7:32 pm Fisty Post #3



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So it isn't a serious discussion?
It's this or Null. Times like this make me wish we still had Light Discussion



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Sep 6 2008, 7:36 pm Rantent Post #4



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everything else about this house/person
What does that have to do with maps?
Does he make them for creepy stalker types?

I don't really think there will be many map-makers in existence nowadays, thanks to Google maps.



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Sep 6 2008, 8:21 pm Phobos Post #5

Are you sure about that?

Well, not everything, more like how many people live there and stuff like that.



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Sep 6 2008, 9:53 pm SiN Post #6



Isn't the correct term a 'cartographer'?
nevermind, i just saw that you posted a wiki article. But why didn't you just call him a cartographer?

The only thing i have noticed about the few of them that I know, is that they are overworked.



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Sep 12 2008, 11:56 pm Phobos Post #7

Are you sure about that?

Hmmm true... Well too bad for my dad xD none of you seem to be cartographers :P



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Sep 13 2008, 12:41 am chuiu Post #8



I'm not a cartographer, I'm a god. I don't make maps, I make the land. My world: Starcraft.



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Sep 13 2008, 12:41 am ClansAreForGays Post #9



Isn't Stan's dad a cartographer?




Sep 13 2008, 2:05 am PCFredZ Post #10



Quote from Phobos
My father works as a Map Maker in this country. He has a very hard time achieving his objective. He is given a large area of terrain, which he must cross on FEET, draw every single house he finds, ask for the name of the owner, look if it's inhabitated or ruined, if it's a store, a shop, etc. and he must do his work no matter the weather (unless, the country is in alarm state, of course), so if it is raining, his superiors will limit themselves to say "Take a bag to cover the work and do wahtever you have to do to finish it". He has to finish one of these large areas of terrain in 1 day, so he can cover up to 5 in a week.

Once he has finished one of this areas, he has to re-do the draw in another large paper, "Just in case the original copy is tattered", no matter the state of the actual page.

Once he has finished doing all of those, he has to imput the name of the owner in a list of diferent paper sheets, the name, the ubication and everything else about this house/person. in His work times are around more than 8 hours... Almost from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm or whatever time he finishes his work. He usually gets home at 5:00 or 5:30, and then sits to complete these paper sheets, dinner time gets here (in this country it's around 7:00 - 9:00 pm) and he is still sitting on his table.

The objective of his work is, keeping the maps actualized so other specialized workers go there and gather information of X number of homes, depending on the size of the area.

The reason of the existance of this thread, is to compare the laboral conditions of other map makers out there, if you or someone in your family is a map maker, please, try contacting us
What tileset does he use? :rolleyes: Posting about real mapmaking on Staredit.net is a little new.



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Sep 13 2008, 3:01 am Vi3t-X Post #11



This isn't exactly cartography, more or less, demography.



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