Thank you for the feedback on my mediocre draft base map. I'm glad that this is coming out BEFORE this map goes any further. Let me quickly answer some of the questions that have arisen about data sources (you can also look at a former post of mine that lists all of the free data sources that i found for B.C.): I understand your distaste for the "fuzzy" background Hans! It's due to the fact that I had to use SRTM30 data for the terrain, since I didn't have the time or the computational power to mosaic the free 50k dem data available from Geobase (http://www.geobase.c...cded/index.html
). Thank you thank you thank you Eli for pointing out my legend mishap on the national parks. The only online GIS data I could find for "parks" or "protected areas" was from The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Petroleum Resources (http://www.em.gov.bc...ace/geoData.htm
). The data didn't come with any metadata ( but at least the projection was defined!
) and so I had to make due guessing off of the data title and the attribute table. Now, to get to your questions about why I chose to use both the Reserves AND
the Aboriginal communities... I did this simply to show ALL the data that I could find the represented First Nation anything. Both data layers are from Global Forest Watch Canada (http://www.globalfor...tawarehouse.htm
). So there you have it. All I can say in my defense is that this map is tailored to the needs of my clients. For example, I used three separate colors for the rivers because my clients wanted them highlighted to match what they in particular needed to see: stream order based on their work).
Thanks so much for all the feedback everyone. While seeing your own mapping mishaps is never very fun, I take a little comfort knowing that this map was meant for internal use only, and is no where near ready to be published. whewwy, this site sure is good at keeping us all humble.
If anyone knows where I can find better data layers and metadata, please let me know!
the humble mapper