MY NAME IS MARTA... and I Love MAPS
I'm a Geologist and a specialist in Geographical Information Systems, which is a modern way to call Cartographers.
I've worked for mining companies for many years, in several countries, but I've always had an artistic side I've never paid enough attention to until now.
Now I use my technical knowledge to create beauty on the shape of a map, combining my love for them with my love for paintings and interior decoration.
Here I offer you my work, for you to enjoy and make your place a little more personal and cozy.
These maps are made on a professional software called ArcGIS.
The data come from a very reliable and updated open source.
In cartography, a map projection is a way to flatten a globe's surface into a plane in order to make a map. This requires a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations from the surface of the globe into locations on a plane.
There are different ways to do that. The one used in this project is the same used by Google Maps, a variation of the MERCATOR projection, which is a conformal cylindrical map projection where the distortion of the forms is greater as we approach the poles.
I make every map with all my attention, trying to highlight the main features of the place, and aiming for the best scale (zoom). Unfortunately, I don't know all the places, so if I'm missing something, please let me know.
I would like this to be a very personalised and pleasant experience where you tell me your wishes and I try to make them possible. As big stores say: Satisfaction guaranteed!