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Greetings all! I've been perusing the forum for a few days and am finding it interesting and worthwhile. A wear a numbero f cartographic hats: primarily I work as a Cartographer / Project Manager (too much of the latter) with a regional government. I also work as a freelance cartographer (more enjoyable but not enough work yet to go it alone - always interested in more see My webpage) AND I maintain the Canadian Cartographic Association's web log CCABlog that lists items of interest to cartographers and map lovers (suggestions are always welcomed).

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi Rudy, and welcome to Cartotalk.

I took a look at the weblog and I think it's pretty interesting. Do you mind if we add a link to it in the Interesting Links area? You can add it yourself if you like.
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Go ahead - add the link. Thanks for the feedback.

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Hi Rudy,
Welcome to the forum! Erin :D



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hi rudy, welcome! :D

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Welcome Rudy! Nice web site!! I was looking at the Oak Ridge Moraine Trails map and was wondering how you created the color effect for the lakes? Did you create it in AI w/ MP? I'm currently creating a county map we have a lake and I'd like to recreate that exact effect I,ve trying to figure it out for the last couple of days.

Thanks and Welcome,
Len :D

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it looks a little bit like the illustrator outer glow effect, but not as rounded as that... I am also curious!
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I also work as a freelance cartographer (more enjoyable but not enough work yet to go it alone - always interested in more see My webpage) AND I maintain the Canadian Cartographic Association's web log CCABlog

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The maps at the Paperglyps site look great. The effect used on the lines (the
gradients, also seen in the water features) soften the harsh edges that are
one of the consequences of making maps with computer software. The color
choices add to the effect - evoking a more traditional style of map design (I
am thinking of old topographic maps, particularly the way they symbolized
water features, but also in their color choices). The maps have a warmth,
almost, that draws one into the map. This is balanced by using a more modern
looking sans-serif type face. A great synthesis of the traditional and the
contemporary.

The "harshness" of maps made with computers reminds me of what vinyl record
fans say about the harshness of sound on CDs. It is good to see techniques that
allow you, if necessary, to design away the harshness.

John K.




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