PEAKS ISLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- In a world filled with digital information, maps still play an important role.
Steve Bushey has been fascinated by them since boyhood. When he met his wife to be, Angela Faeth, her destiny would that of a cartographer.
The two live and work on Peaks Island in Casco Bay, but their work has taken them from California to New Mexico to Maine.
"I like to say that we curate. We look at the area. We choose the trails that we want to highlight to make it easy, moderate or difficult," said Angela.
Steve notes that a map is layers of information laid on a piece of paper. The first layer might be topography. The second might be roads. The third could be trails and so on.
Their latest project is Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument which is partially funded by that area's friends group.
"Mapping a place that has been so lightly mapped is a thrill," said Steve.
Originally, he drew most of his map but has given way to somewhat modern technology.
He carries and GPS and marks waypoints as he hikes along.
"The batteries don't go dead, I can drop it in the water and no one can call me on it," he jokes.