Hi Everyone! It's been WAY too long. I've been obsessing over the redesign of our new campus map and would love to hear feedback from the community. Long story short our campus is unique in that it is large (> 2,000 acres and more than 1,000 feet in elevation) and composed primarily of open natural landscape, mostly rolling meadows and sprawling redwood groves. Our existing campus map is...AHEM...lacking, and I was able to round up enough funding to sprint this thing across the finish line.
We have 1m LiDAR, which I used to identify and symbolize the tree canopy, and 3 inch resolution aerial imagery, used in different transparencies over the trees, the meadows and the farm. I also used 3 different hillshades, the detailed LiDAR (first and last return) over the tree canopy to emphasize the canopy texture and steep ravines, and a 10m resampled USGS DEM over the meadows, to emphasize the general landscape. I wrote a Python script to extrude the buildings, and used a ratio of distance from the center of the map to determine the direction and distance of the offset in the x direction. If you look closely you'll see the buildings on the left side of the map extrude left, vise versa on the right. Also "extruded" the building shadows but forced them Southwest. It's going off to the print press ASAP but just wanted to post it up here to see if I can get any last minute feedback or suggestions. Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.
I've got the file size down to ~7MB, can be viewed HERE.
Edited by Aaron Cole, 15 September 2017 - 01:19 PM.