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 110

justme
2021-06-03 16:23:43 +1200

"thank you "

Alice Te Punga Somerville
2021-06-03 16:23:26 +1200
Nikki Stokes
2021-06-03 16:17:44 +1200

"We have just built our home in Tauranga, Aotearoa. I would love a map depicting Tauranga Moana if possible. Or a map of Aotearoa."

Nikki Hessell
2021-06-03 15:57:48 +1200

"I would like to request a map of Anishinaabewaki, the homelands of the Anishinaabe people. I am writing about an event that happened on those lands and it would be beautiful to be able to picture the land as Anishinaabe territory. Ngā mihi i tō mahi. ([email protected])"

Daniel Huffman
2021-06-03 15:47:45 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 15:32:10 +1200

"Hello! Please can our map be of Birpai country? My husband's traditional lands in Australia. Thank you! "

Maseikula
2021-06-03 15:20:05 +1200

"Happy to support you David! Grateful if you could make a map of my island Nayau, located in the Lau group of Fiji. Vinaka M."

Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 14:40:37 +1200

"I've learned so much about maps and places from your Twitter feed. Massive thanks, and good luck on your PhD!"

Dane carlson
2021-06-03 14:26:41 +1200

"Would love a map of the lower Mustang region in Nepal between Dhaulagiri and Kagbeni village... I’m sure I’ll have to provide some more detailed coordinates! Excited for this, and looking forward to your future work. [email protected]"

Kalani
2021-06-03 14:18:23 +1200

"I would LOVE a Marianas map! Very excited!!"

Erika Harrison
2021-06-03 14:14:41 +1200

"Kāpiti and Tapu Te Ranga motu please :) Beautiful work, I hope you smash your PhD"

Catherine Mason
2021-06-03 14:07:15 +1200
Isla Whittington
2021-06-03 13:58:22 +1200
Tony Meyer
2021-06-03 13:51:24 +1200
Lu Mann
2021-06-03 12:13:26 +1200

"yadabagu migahn David "

Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 11:32:00 +1200

"You make such beautiful maps! Wondering if the size may be customized to 11x17in, would love a map of Reykjavik, Iceland, or Iceland in general! Happy to support the work that you do. "

Keziah Wallis
2021-06-03 07:34:05 +1200

"Keep up the amazing mahi e hoa. Your work is so vital!"

Mike
2021-06-03 05:27:54 +1200

"Keep doing what you're doing, David! We are all learning from you :) "

adrien tofighi
2021-06-03 00:05:09 +1200

"Hi David, Very neat idea. I would love to map three places. 1. My grandparents home area in southern France: Petit Paradis, 31190 Auterive, France. It is surrounded usually by sunflower or wheat fields. The home is an old farm with wooden furniture surrounded by a choir of crickets in the summer. A peaceful rustic feel would be nice :) 2. The second one is my other grandparents home in the mountains of northern Iran: Niak, Iran. This is also a rustic area surrounded by tall dry mountains. At sunrise you will here the morning prayers, and the air is crisp. Niak is a small village at the base of the tallest mountain in the middle east, the Damavand (5,600meters!). It would be so lovely to have that mountain in there as well for perspective. 3. I have another one I would love mapped out but is much bigger: of the Pyrenees mountain range in southern France/northern Spain. We would like to make a 3D physical map to be able to look directly at the mountain range from our home, and looking at the ridge-line, then see it on the 3D map. Not sure if this is possible? My email is [email protected] The extra amount is extra because this work should be better paid and I love your work in general. Take care and hope you reach the goal. Salamat! Adrien"

Elizabeth Briel
2021-06-02 23:35:04 +1200

"Looking forward to a personalized work, happy to support what you do -"

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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!

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

justme
2021-06-03 16:23:43 +1200

"thank you "

Alice Te Punga Somerville
2021-06-03 16:23:26 +1200
Nikki Stokes
2021-06-03 16:17:44 +1200

"We have just built our home in Tauranga, Aotearoa. I would love a map depicting Tauranga Moana if possible. Or a map of Aotearoa."

Nikki Hessell
2021-06-03 15:57:48 +1200

"I would like to request a map of Anishinaabewaki, the homelands of the Anishinaabe people. I am writing about an event that happened on those lands and it would be beautiful to be able to picture the land as Anishinaabe territory. Ngā mihi i tō mahi. ([email protected])"

Daniel Huffman
2021-06-03 15:47:45 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 15:32:10 +1200

"Hello! Please can our map be of Birpai country? My husband's traditional lands in Australia. Thank you! "

Maseikula
2021-06-03 15:20:05 +1200

"Happy to support you David! Grateful if you could make a map of my island Nayau, located in the Lau group of Fiji. Vinaka M."

Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 14:40:37 +1200

"I've learned so much about maps and places from your Twitter feed. Massive thanks, and good luck on your PhD!"

Dane carlson
2021-06-03 14:26:41 +1200

"Would love a map of the lower Mustang region in Nepal between Dhaulagiri and Kagbeni village... I’m sure I’ll have to provide some more detailed coordinates! Excited for this, and looking forward to your future work. [email protected]"

Kalani
2021-06-03 14:18:23 +1200

"I would LOVE a Marianas map! Very excited!!"

Erika Harrison
2021-06-03 14:14:41 +1200

"Kāpiti and Tapu Te Ranga motu please :) Beautiful work, I hope you smash your PhD"

Catherine Mason
2021-06-03 14:07:15 +1200
Isla Whittington
2021-06-03 13:58:22 +1200
Tony Meyer
2021-06-03 13:51:24 +1200
Lu Mann
2021-06-03 12:13:26 +1200

"yadabagu migahn David "

Anonymous pledger
2021-06-03 11:32:00 +1200

"You make such beautiful maps! Wondering if the size may be customized to 11x17in, would love a map of Reykjavik, Iceland, or Iceland in general! Happy to support the work that you do. "

Keziah Wallis
2021-06-03 07:34:05 +1200

"Keep up the amazing mahi e hoa. Your work is so vital!"

Mike
2021-06-03 05:27:54 +1200

"Keep doing what you're doing, David! We are all learning from you :) "

adrien tofighi
2021-06-03 00:05:09 +1200

"Hi David, Very neat idea. I would love to map three places. 1. My grandparents home area in southern France: Petit Paradis, 31190 Auterive, France. It is surrounded usually by sunflower or wheat fields. The home is an old farm with wooden furniture surrounded by a choir of crickets in the summer. A peaceful rustic feel would be nice :) 2. The second one is my other grandparents home in the mountains of northern Iran: Niak, Iran. This is also a rustic area surrounded by tall dry mountains. At sunrise you will here the morning prayers, and the air is crisp. Niak is a small village at the base of the tallest mountain in the middle east, the Damavand (5,600meters!). It would be so lovely to have that mountain in there as well for perspective. 3. I have another one I would love mapped out but is much bigger: of the Pyrenees mountain range in southern France/northern Spain. We would like to make a 3D physical map to be able to look directly at the mountain range from our home, and looking at the ridge-line, then see it on the 3D map. Not sure if this is possible? My email is [email protected] The extra amount is extra because this work should be better paid and I love your work in general. Take care and hope you reach the goal. Salamat! Adrien"

Elizabeth Briel
2021-06-02 23:35:04 +1200

"Looking forward to a personalized work, happy to support what you do -"

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