When little, I could spend minutes staring and admiring wonderful maps from ATLAS. Going to the Legend, Graphs and the map seeing how perfect and detailed the maps could be. I had no idea it was GIS, All I knew it was art. Well it was art.
We analyze spatial data using geo-processing tools which are already there set for us, Thanks to ESRI and others. All we need is just having an algorithm that will lead to the result then think about the right tools to use and how to use them in order to reach to the results.
After having the result, there comes the work the work presentable to the public, People who have no idea of the tools or anything you did to reach to those results. Now you need to show those days and hours of work on a paper that will not bore them. That’s a work, Cartography.