04-20-2017 07:41 PM
All I need is a Map
It was July 1978, I was 18, and this was my only thought. Just a rucksack, a tent, and a map of Italy. 1.200 Km, from Treviso to the Eolie islands, to explore the beauty of the south of Italy.
Then a lot of other trip, mostly to visit all the beautiful Italy, until 1990, when I started to work in the company where I am now. We produce plant for "####" process, and we sell it all around the world.
I started there as instrumentation specialist, responsable of the plant's setup everywhere in the world.
Wow, I was paid to travel, somebody was giving me money to do what most i like to do. And again, everytime a was in a new place, my first thought was: "I need a Map".
So, 16 years laters, this was the result.
I can remember every place where I was, and my house is now a kind of museum of "souvenirs" from the whole planet.
What I like more is this photo of a "barber shop". I took the photo on 1994 in Changde. Probably my attitude to be a Local Guide starts from that day
My first interaction with Google Maps was on june 2016, when I've bought a new smartphone, and from that moment never stops.
I was enchanted by the fantastic possibility of the sharing. The idea that every single contribution can help to make a better world for everyone still be for me a spring, that push me all the time. The power of sharing is so big that we cannot even imagine it.
August 24, 2016, was the day that changed my idea of Google Maps. From that day I started to see how many possibility of improvements there are in Maps, how many different ways to explore, to evolve, all beautiful, all useful.
From that moment, being in Connect was for me like to be at home, with my family and a lot of friend.
I have no word to tell you my emotion when i've received the invitation to be a moderator. At the first beginning I was really scared of this role, but @TraciC helps me a lot, with a few simple word: "thanks to be you".
So, thanks Traci (and everyone of you), and ... here I am.