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I've attached my first stab at the map for the Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail near my house in northern Virginia. I thought there was a wikipedia article for this already, but it turned out to just be for the Sugarland Run subdivision, not the trail. Therefore, my next order of business after submitting this map for y'alls review is creating a wikipedia page for the trail itself. Hence why there is no original map for me to link to.

 

I'd love to hear what you think!

 

Adam

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You have some street labels cut off by the edge of the map. Also, you mention the W&OD Trail, but don't actually show it. I think it could be a benefit to your audience to show that trail as well. Finally, a little locator map would be nice.


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Sounds good. I like the idea of a locator map and something showing the W&OD trail. I don't have as much freedom with the labels due to the this map's labeling being uneditable, but I'll see if I can play with the extent to get around the cut-offs.

 

Thanks!

 

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Is there any way to make the stream more prominent? It took me a bit to identify the stream vs path/trail. Also, maybe use a bridge symbol rather than a square? Like the last entry on this page?



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I wonder if bridge is something that needs a symbol, while fair-weather crossing is eminently useful to trail users.

 

My greater concern is the background street map, which appears to be Esri's World Topo service.  Is that something you can put in a Creative Commons–licensed Wikipedia map?


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Thanks to all of you for your input. I made the following changes:

 

  • Changed the basemap to Open Street Map (still can't adjust the label names through ArcGIS though, so some will be running off the page).
  • Added the W&OD Trail
  • Added the actual stream as a deeper blue
  • Changed the square icon for the bridges to a sign showing a bridge. I know it's not the best, but I haven't had time to track down a better one. The icon with just the bridge did not run along the direction of the line, so it didn't look right.
  • Changed the crossings to be purple to stand out against the blue stream.

 

Adam

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