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Thursday, October 17 • 10:40am - 12:00pm
The Business and Pleasure of Mapping

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Taking a leap – becoming an independent GIS "business"
Presenter: Rick Lederer-Barnes, Upstate GIS
Seven years ago, I took a leap that drastically changed my life – I walked away from a good job to start my own GIS / Cartography "company." I'd like to share with you some of the events that led to that decision, and why I have not once regretted making that decision. I'll share how I believe I have been able to successfully pull off sustaining a one-person shop and some of the things that could have gone better. Perhaps I'll inspire someone else to take a similar leap or provide reassurance to those that recently have.

Maps for sale! What I learned from running a digital map-selling website
Presenter: Hans van der Maarel, Red Geographics
In December of 2017 I got the opportunity to become co-owner of an existing website selling stock, digital, maps: OneStopMap.com. Jumping in at the deep end and learning as I went along I gained a lot of experience, not just about designing stock maps for unknown audiences but also about marketing and promotion. In this presentation I want to share some of that and talk you through the recent history of OneStopMap.com.

Green Trails Maps
Presenter: Nathaniel Douglass
Co-presenters: Chuck Kitterman and Alan Coburn, Green Trails Maps
Green Trails Maps is a Seattle based company, founded in 1973. As the first publisher of high-quality recreational topographical maps to Washington State, Green Trails Inc., now publishes more than 150 titles for the most spectacular mountain, beach and desert areas in North America. This presentation highlights some of our work over the past 46 years. Learn why people love these maps so much and what makes Green Trails Maps so special.

The Art of Map Printing - Colourful Reflections From Across the Pond
Presenter: Stephen Burry, Dennis Maps Ltd
Steve Burry is the CEO of Dennis Maps Ltd, the leading map printer in the UK. Join Steve as he shares some personal reflections on the wide variety of cartographic styles that he has the pleasure of working with every day. He will showcase a thoughtful selection of fascinating cartography and highlight the technology that is currently used in map printing. He will close by offering some insights on the exciting future of printed map production in our increasingly digital world.

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Hans van der Maarel

Red Geographics
I'm the founder of Red Geographics, a cartography and GIS company in The Netherlands. We make maps, wrangle data and are a local reseller for Avenza (MAPublisher) and Safe Software (FME)
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Rick Lederer-Barnes

Independent GIS Specialist & Environmental Planner, Upstate GIS
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Nathaniel Douglass

Green Trails Maps / ndCartography
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Stephen Burry

Dennis Maps Ltd

Thursday October 17, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm PDT
Pavilion EF