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November 19 2008 | 1 comment

What's the deal with the cartoons of the featured cartographers? Can you show real pictures or are there legal issues?

Mapping Center Answer:

Mostly it's legal issues.  It would be one thing if we were doing Mapping Center from home as a hobby; nobody would bother to sue us.  But since this is ESRI's endeavor and ESRI has the ability to profit from the use of such images, we had to make our own (versus pay royalties or be sued).

More to some - soon! posted by Aileen Buckley on Nov 21 2008 10:05AM
By the way, we are going to be adding some more cartographers soon! This is our non-overt way of helping people to learn who some of the more influential and important cartographrs are -- and why!

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