Modern Cartographer, Hand-Drawn Maps
KVOA, a Tucson, Arizona television station, has the story of a Flagstaff cartographer, Alex DiNatale, who has reverted to drawing maps by hand, in the style of late 19th-century surveyors’ maps:
“This is like a lost art,” DiNatale said. “It’s relaxing and stuff that’s been in my head 10 to 15 years.” […]
When DiNatale works in his professional capacity, his work is computer generated.
But the allure of the hand-drawn map to him is unmistakable.
“(Computer-generated mapping) is not as good as the hand stuff,” DiNatale said. “Not as personal.”
He anticipates offering reproductions of some of his maps at some point.