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Dennis McClendon

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I'm going to start a new topic, riffing on the religious buildings discussion we're having in the Apeldoorn thread. Perhaps Hans will move some of the postings there to this thread, and if justified, pin this.

when I see those religous icons next to each other, I feel like they have quite different level of detail (if they would be represented by that size on the map).

I always work hard to make sure similar symbols have the same visual weight, which often leads me to give them a similar background, as in this Chicago map:

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Sometimes I do it because the bare icon is too spindly, like a single alphabet character floating on the landscape. Reversing it out of a box or circle gives it heft and brings it to a different visual layer:

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Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics

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