Help David Make 100 Good Maps for You and Survive

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Help David Make 100 Good Maps For You And Survive

Project 2021-05-31 21:42:13 +1200

Kamusta and kia ora! I'm David, a mapmaker from the Philippines and a PhD student here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Right now, I am in a transition zone between studies, jobs, visa, etc. The urgent issue is that I've run out of my 3-year scholarship stipend 2 months ago and have only 1 PhD chapter left to write. So I would like to ask for your help to support me transition well and survive from studies to employment. I am really doing my best to finish despite the pandemic while maintaining good health and relationships. Also, I've been applying for mapping jobs since early last year when the pandemic started, but I had no luck so far getting any long-term jobs. I'm also lining up short gigs and few interviews at the moment.

So here's my ask from yous: for every 50 NZD you give, I will make an A3-sized, customised, and high-resolution digital map of your favourite place in the world. You could see samples of my work here. In the comment section of your pledge, please tell me any specifics, e.g. your style (minimalist, colourful, etc.) or any quirky requests - and your email address as well so we can discuss it some more for your taste. I'll do my best to get the data and make a lovely map for you the soonest after we reach the target amount for pledges. Then, you can print or share or reuse the map as you like.

The target amount will help me live in NZ for about 2 months. Also, I just want to be able to pursue options on where to live (e.g. flying back home to the Philippines and starting again if necessary) in the scenario that I cannot stay in NZ. I am very passionate about continuing to make maps for the people and places I deeply care about, and your support will really help me find ways to do that. I want to make 100 good maps and more, and I hope I can make one for you!

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    Pledgers 116

    Rosemarie North
    2021-07-01 20:12:33 +1200

    "Looking forward to the maps! "

    Karen New
    2021-07-01 17:25:09 +1200

    "I have too many favourite places on Earth to choose just one! Instead I'll pick a place I'll never visit except by map: Heard Island."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-07-01 17:03:29 +1200

    "Quezon City! "

    Rebekah Graham
    2021-07-01 17:00:10 +1200
    M
    2021-06-28 13:39:51 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-22 16:15:49 +1200

    "Good luck! You’re doing amazing work."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-21 16:05:13 +1200
    TP Katene
    2021-06-18 14:39:31 +1200

    "Kia ora! Would love to have a map of our traditional oceanscape for Ngati Someone in Gisborne. Best of luck with the campaign!"

    Adrian Field
    2021-06-17 21:42:16 +1200

    "My favourite place is Karekare beach near Piha, I'd love to see a map of the bush, the beach and the community."

    Erland
    2021-06-16 22:18:20 +1200
    Keziah Wallis
    2021-06-16 13:55:27 +1200
    Pat Thorburn-Matheson
    2021-06-16 10:24:02 +1200
    Lynere Wilson
    2021-06-16 09:37:54 +1200

    "Could I have a colourful image of the UK please."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-15 15:22:49 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-13 01:55:38 +1200

    "I like that map you have here. 😀 Good luck, friend! 🤗 I hope you reach your goal, and all the best with your PhD! "

    michael knapek
    2021-06-13 00:10:40 +1200

    "Keep up the good work David!"

    Jacqueline Jonkers
    2021-06-11 17:57:10 +1200

    "Please a card of Namibia with focus on Skeleton Coast. "

    Ian
    2021-06-11 16:45:13 +1200

    "Hi David, have been following your journey for a few years now. Map of area around Mangawhai, Aotearoa if poss. All the best."

    June Rubis
    2021-06-09 22:17:34 +1200

    "David, I will contact you directly re: map!"

    Emily Lane
    2021-06-09 21:52:37 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-09 19:34:07 +1200

    "This is for the map requested by the Oxford Philippines Society for the 1521 event. Thank you!"

    Saul Clifasefi
    2021-06-09 11:54:45 +1200

    "Hi David - my email is [email protected] I love your work and i am really excited to commission a project. I have a quirky thing in mind that I have thought about for years. It would be a world map that is reoriented so that reimagines the two poles in places surrounded by water instead of land. One would be south of Kamchatka and east of Nagasaki, and the other would be halfway between Buenos Aires and Durban. Let's talk!"

    Priyanka J
    2021-06-09 02:42:38 +1200

    "Best of luck w/ your wonderful work! I would love a colorful dreamy map of Lake Michigan- bordered by land, it's an inversion of the island!"

    Loan
    2021-06-09 00:55:42 +1200

    "Good luck David! I will DM you details about my map via Twitter! Loan"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-09 00:31:11 +1200
    Lauren Monroe
    2021-06-08 14:45:08 +1200

    "Your work & its essence is palpable with meaning & authenticity. Thank you for what you uniquely model & stand for; a privilege to support."

    Puti Gardiner
    2021-06-08 13:55:48 +1200
    Alex Leith
    2021-06-07 20:14:24 +1200

    "Thanks David! Love what you do :-) "

    Pulu Anau
    2021-06-07 19:21:52 +1200

    "Nomuka"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-06-07 14:38:03 +1200

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    Help David Make 100 Good Maps For You And Survive

    Project 2021-05-31 21:42:13 +1200

    Kamusta and kia ora! I'm David, a mapmaker from the Philippines and a PhD student here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Right now, I am in a transition zone between studies, jobs, visa, etc. The urgent issue is that I've run out of my 3-year scholarship stipend 2 months ago and have only 1 PhD chapter left to write. So I would like to ask for your help to support me transition well and survive from studies to employment. I am really doing my best to finish despite the pandemic while maintaining good health and relationships. Also, I've been applying for mapping jobs since early last year when the pandemic started, but I had no luck so far getting any long-term jobs. I'm also lining up short gigs and few interviews at the moment.

    So here's my ask from yous: for every 50 NZD you give, I will make an A3-sized, customised, and high-resolution digital map of your favourite place in the world. You could see samples of my work here. In the comment section of your pledge, please tell me any specifics, e.g. your style (minimalist, colourful, etc.) or any quirky requests - and your email address as well so we can discuss it some more for your taste. I'll do my best to get the data and make a lovely map for you the soonest after we reach the target amount for pledges. Then, you can print or share or reuse the map as you like.

    The target amount will help me live in NZ for about 2 months. Also, I just want to be able to pursue options on where to live (e.g. flying back home to the Philippines and starting again if necessary) in the scenario that I cannot stay in NZ. I am very passionate about continuing to make maps for the people and places I deeply care about, and your support will really help me find ways to do that. I want to make 100 good maps and more, and I hope I can make one for you!

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      Rosemarie North
      2021-07-01 20:12:33 +1200

      "Looking forward to the maps! "

      Karen New
      2021-07-01 17:25:09 +1200

      "I have too many favourite places on Earth to choose just one! Instead I'll pick a place I'll never visit except by map: Heard Island."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-07-01 17:03:29 +1200

      "Quezon City! "

      Rebekah Graham
      2021-07-01 17:00:10 +1200
      M
      2021-06-28 13:39:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-22 16:15:49 +1200

      "Good luck! You’re doing amazing work."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-21 16:05:13 +1200
      TP Katene
      2021-06-18 14:39:31 +1200

      "Kia ora! Would love to have a map of our traditional oceanscape for Ngati Someone in Gisborne. Best of luck with the campaign!"

      Adrian Field
      2021-06-17 21:42:16 +1200

      "My favourite place is Karekare beach near Piha, I'd love to see a map of the bush, the beach and the community."

      Erland
      2021-06-16 22:18:20 +1200
      Keziah Wallis
      2021-06-16 13:55:27 +1200
      Pat Thorburn-Matheson
      2021-06-16 10:24:02 +1200
      Lynere Wilson
      2021-06-16 09:37:54 +1200

      "Could I have a colourful image of the UK please."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-15 15:22:49 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-13 01:55:38 +1200

      "I like that map you have here. 😀 Good luck, friend! 🤗 I hope you reach your goal, and all the best with your PhD! "

      michael knapek
      2021-06-13 00:10:40 +1200

      "Keep up the good work David!"

      Jacqueline Jonkers
      2021-06-11 17:57:10 +1200

      "Please a card of Namibia with focus on Skeleton Coast. "

      Ian
      2021-06-11 16:45:13 +1200

      "Hi David, have been following your journey for a few years now. Map of area around Mangawhai, Aotearoa if poss. All the best."

      June Rubis
      2021-06-09 22:17:34 +1200

      "David, I will contact you directly re: map!"

      Emily Lane
      2021-06-09 21:52:37 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-09 19:34:07 +1200

      "This is for the map requested by the Oxford Philippines Society for the 1521 event. Thank you!"

      Saul Clifasefi
      2021-06-09 11:54:45 +1200

      "Hi David - my email is [email protected] I love your work and i am really excited to commission a project. I have a quirky thing in mind that I have thought about for years. It would be a world map that is reoriented so that reimagines the two poles in places surrounded by water instead of land. One would be south of Kamchatka and east of Nagasaki, and the other would be halfway between Buenos Aires and Durban. Let's talk!"

      Priyanka J
      2021-06-09 02:42:38 +1200

      "Best of luck w/ your wonderful work! I would love a colorful dreamy map of Lake Michigan- bordered by land, it's an inversion of the island!"

      Loan
      2021-06-09 00:55:42 +1200

      "Good luck David! I will DM you details about my map via Twitter! Loan"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-09 00:31:11 +1200
      Lauren Monroe
      2021-06-08 14:45:08 +1200

      "Your work & its essence is palpable with meaning & authenticity. Thank you for what you uniquely model & stand for; a privilege to support."

      Puti Gardiner
      2021-06-08 13:55:48 +1200
      Alex Leith
      2021-06-07 20:14:24 +1200

      "Thanks David! Love what you do :-) "

      Pulu Anau
      2021-06-07 19:21:52 +1200

      "Nomuka"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-06-07 14:38:03 +1200

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