Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Via USPS: NACIS Preliminary Program

Wow, talk about Christmas in August! Today I received my NACIS Preliminary Program, and boy oh boy is it chalked full of cool stuff. All throughout the week they have sessions like: "Man vs. Machine: 3D by hand vs. Sketch-up"; "The Future of the New York Public Library Map Division"; "Lunch"; "The History of Maps on Cloth"; "Old Methods for New Maps"; "Lunch"; "Preservation of Historic USGS Topographic Maps" (my favorite); and finally... The "Map-Off!" Is that like a dance-off in cartographer terms? Anyway, I can't wait to see who is the first to get shanked with an X-acto knife and wrapped in an acetate layer of highway shields. Which is "Old Skool."

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