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Mike Breiding

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Greetings,
I am working with a local volunteer group who has just selected a company to create a hiking/recreation map of Coopers Rocks State Forest.
"Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68."

I came away from a meeting last night feeling they have their sights set way to low as it pertains to usability/clarity.
A big issue with me was the sloppy labeling on some of the samples and over emphasis of contour lines.

The best way I can think of to show these folks what is possible and the works of art some people are producing it to point them to the work of others.

If anyone can help out with this effort by sending me links, files or hard copies, it would be most appreciated.

I know you will have questions, so fire away.

Thanks,
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Take a look at this topic in the Map Gallery: 3D trail map of the Big South Fork NRRA
Its a great example, though you should consider the budget available for your project as an important factor.

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Take a look at Tom Harrison Maps :D
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Take a look at this topic in the Map Gallery: 3D trail map of the Big South Fork NRRA
Its a great example, though you should consider the budget available for your project as an important factor.



Good one. I will pass that along.
Thanks,
-Mike

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Take a look at Tom Harrison Maps :D


I could not find anything on this site except:
"these maps are ONLY a stylized representation of the actual maps that we publish".

So, the detail I and the others need to see is not there.

Thanks,
-Mike

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Harrison's maps are available in many recreation-oriented stores on the west coast, but maybe not so much back east.

What about National Park maps? Pretty sure you have access to hard copies of those in most states, or download them for free from the Internets. Another source is not far away in DC: National Geographic (hiking) maps.

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Maybe you could use some of the samples from www.shadedrelief.com. I'm not sure what permissions there are for using these images though.

http://www.shadedrel...lism/crater.jpg
http://www.shadedrel...lism/index.html

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The National Geographic Trails Illustrated series is a worth looking at as well.

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Maybe these that I did these a long time ago?

Vermont - Long Trail
Vermont - Moosalamoo

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Mike,

I've created a website for a map that I published - it's a backcountry hiking / topographic map for a park in British Columbia - if you go to www.clarkgeomatics.ca you can browse the map (click on the 'Zoomify' button on the image on the right) or look at the individual map features by going to the features page.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks
to everyone for these examples.
Of particular interest to me was http://www.shadedrelief.com/realism/

I will pass on all these links to the folks at the Coopers Rock Foundation.

-Mike

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Hi!

Take a look on this topic:

National Park with shaded relief and elevation
http://www.cartotalk...?showtopic=2293

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For samples of very data and graphic rich recreation maps built for both wheel and foot, take a look at the samples from Latitude 40 in Colorado. They are a very well respected local shop that scrutinizes every detail. And they have a nice handle on shaded relief incorporated with hypsometric tinting.

http://latitude40maps.com/




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