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Hi All-

First post here. My GIS intern has put together a map of the GGNRA and surrounding lands and would like folks input on it.

 

24149930477_1962959cd5_c.jpgggnra_illustrator_v3_small by zacquillestanli, on Flickr

 

Thanks your time.

Zac Stanley



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This looks pretty good. I like the minimalist style (especially the scale bar and N arrow). Excellent legend, great type hierarchy. Good colors. Good use of white boundaries instead of black or grey.

 

Here's some of what I see could be changed:

 

1) You could move a few more labels on land where there is room. Labels for land features are usually preferred over the feature or over land if room is available. Harder to do in bay area but I see some spots where labels could be moved.

 

2) The land shadow could be just a little lighter for me. Also I'd look at the the shadow fill for Bolinas Lagoon and try to match it more to areas like Richardson Bay.

 

3) The offshore boundaries stand out a lot to me, I wonder how they'd look as a semi transparent tint, maybe overlay or multiply transparency.


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Thanks Mapbliss - will consider your suggestions.



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Very nice map. Just a few comments: 

 

I'm unclear what the distinction is between parks labeled in the bold font and those in the light font. I'd guess the bold ones are the National Parks lands, but what are the others? It might be good to clarify that in the legend. 

 

I agree with all of David Madeiros's suggestions, especially the offshore boundaries. 

 

Finally, the lettering in the map title looks off to me. The spacing between the 'G's and the other two words doesn't look even with the rest of the letter spacing. And the 'G's look like they were stretched, although maybe that's just the font. 



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I agree, very nice map!

 

Finally, the lettering in the map title looks off to me. The spacing between the 'G's and the other two words doesn't look even with the rest of the letter spacing. And the 'G's look like they were stretched, although maybe that's just the font.


There seem to be two different fonts… My guess is that the 'G's are Franklin Gothic and 'olden ate' is Futura?
That looks quite weird to me. But maby it's some kind of logo that's always used by the Golden Gate National Parks?

Then, there’s a third font in the legend. In my opionion it’d look better to use Futura there, too.




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