View of our Earth centered roughly on the South Pacific
I am haunted by a few nautical images that I have seen in movies; seascapes in Master and Commander
, and the old version Moby Dick
, (with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, chasing the great white whale around the globe) are two that rush to mind. Also there is a line from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean where Captn’ Jack Sparrow is waxing poetic about what a ship is.
“That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs, but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom.”
My reaction to these tells me that in another time, I may have been lured to a life on the sea (when the occupation of GIS/CAD professional was not so viable). To me there is something compelling about the geography of the globe that can be traveled by the Oceans and although it is a unpredictable and ominous path, it connects the whole world.
Here is a link to a recent interview for GIS Weekly
I gave regarding the newly released ArcGIS for AutoCAD: “What Do CAD Users Want to Do With GIS?"