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Anton Thomas: “Creative inspiration is not field-specific, everything in life flows together to inspire what you do”

Anton Thomas is an artist-cartographer from New Zealand, based in Australia. He creates hand-drawn illustrated maps with colour pencil and pen. His focus is primarily on large works which showcase the world in heavy detail and vivid colour. His works include North America: Portrait of a Continent, a map that took almost five years to … Continue reading Anton Thomas: “Creative inspiration is not field-specific, everything in life flows together to inspire what you do”

Jorge Sanz: “I like to have an eye on what is out of the mainstream industry trends”

Jorge Sanz is a geospatial technologist from Valencia, Spain. He studied Surveying, Cartography, and Geodesy engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. For 15 years, Jorge has been working on consultancy, sales engineering, support, and development of Geographical Information Systems with a high focus on Open Source Software and Open Data. He has been a … Continue reading Jorge Sanz: “I like to have an eye on what is out of the mainstream industry trends”

Maps and mappers of the 2021 calendar: Ursula Kaelin, May

Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I’m in my late twenties and currently working as a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. I obtained a Master’s degree in Geomatics at ETH Zurich. After an apprenticeship I was still struggling to see in which direction my career path could lead … Continue reading Maps and mappers of the 2021 calendar: Ursula Kaelin, May

Patrick McGranaghan: “I like maps that connect disparate datasets in novel ways”

Patrick McGranaghan is a land surveyor in Denver, Colorado. He started the MapPorn subreddit in May 2011 while living in Taipei, Taiwan. In his free time Patrick is a geographic pilgrim, visiting places like the Mason-Dixon line and all seven corners of Colorado. Patrick also runs the Twitter account @mapporntweet. Patrick was interviewed for GeoHipster … Continue reading Patrick McGranaghan: “I like maps that connect disparate datasets in novel ways”

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