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Here's a quick map I put together for a friend who was going back to Ferryland to visit his family and to attend a wedding. He will also be having visitors from out of town and wanted a simple map with a few POI on it. This was very last minute (did it in about 2.5 hrs) and I didn't have time to get into the symbology and draw little buildings and what not, so the only thing we came up with was the lighthouse, which is probably the biggest tourist spot there. He also wanted to emphasize the shorelines b/c that's what is constantly in view when you're there. I had more coast line feature labels on there, but he thought it was getting too crowded, so I removed several of them.

All of the data is from Geogratis and GeoBase and compiled in ArcMap. I couldn't find any other higher resolution elevation data... so it is rather coarse. I did manage to smooth it a bit in Photoshop though. b/c of the coarse elevation data, i had to settle for pre-made contours that were from geogratis. i smoothed it out where i could. Shoreline shading vignette was done in Illustrator. The line vignettes were done in ArcMap (multiple buffer rings and then dissolved).

Enjoy... and according to my friend, the Lighthouse is really worth visiting. :)

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Looks nice Mike, but I'm getting the impression that the lakes are higher than the surrounding (dark green) land.

Also, wouldn't it have been better to focus on Ferryland? Even zooming in so that Calvert is still visible gives some more separation to the numbers in Ferryland.
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Looks nice Mike, but I'm getting the impression that the lakes are higher than the surrounding (dark green) land.

Also, wouldn't it have been better to focus on Ferryland? Even zooming in so that Calvert is still visible gives some more separation to the numbers in Ferryland.


hehe, I had a feeling somebody would mention the lakes. yeah, the elevation data wasn't very fun to work with. and i really ran out of time since he asked me to do this the day he left. :huh:

My friend wanted Calvert, the north shore of Calvert Bay, and Merrymeeting Pond on there... so that is the extent we came up with. Also, b/c people had to drive from St. John's so he wanted to show the Calvert area. he actually wanted to show a larger extent (think the entire coastline from St. John's to Ferryland) and still show details of Ferryland ... but i talked him out of that. :)

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I found it instantly attractive as a whole
To me, the orange road does not stand out as much as I would like it to and the elevation lines distract.
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I agree with Hans, I kept thinking that I know the area is glaciated, but that is not a cirque.

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i agree with jean-louis, very appealing to the eye. Really like the font and border.
The lighthouse icon is great as well.

My eyes seem to keep trying to find a title though.

great work- hope your friend enjoyed it.

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I would have liked to see more of the cool symbols like the light house but understandable if you were short on time. I'm not a fan of having graticules behind land masses but either way I'd put labels on them of not use them at all. Also a scale is needed and a locater map would be nice too. Other than that its a really beautiful piece, love the colors, shading, and fonts.


Cheers!

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