When I meet someone for the first time, often one of the first questions is, “So, what do you do?”
Typically, I interpret this to mean, “what do you do to earn a living, provide for your family, etc”
I get paid to geek out on maps. Yep, pretty cool huh?
Seriously though, telling people I make maps leads to all kinds of comments and questions.
“I’ve never met someone who makes maps.” “So, you are a cartographer or something?”
“What kind of maps do you make?”
Occasionally, I get the rarest question of them all:
“You mean you do GIS?” I almost fall over when I hear this one.
Yes, I am a GIS Specialist. Chances are you have never heard of it. Its an awesome job though!
Check it out this description of GIS