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Hello
It's my new work, a map of Sicily for a monthly called Vokrug Sveta (Around the World)
relief SRTM 90м (downsampled) , surface Blue marble NASA
software Mapublisher 7.6 and Geographic Imager 2.0

comments for improvement of the given work are welcomed...

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Great Map!

Is there anyway that you could include a legend?

Thanks.

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Looks really nice indeed. The only thing I can think of in terms of improvements is extend the map a little bit to the north so you can include Stromboli, which is another well-known, active, volcano. Also, I'd move the label for the whole island group a little bit to the northwest, set it apart from the label for Vulcano Island.
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It's a very attractive map!
I like the green highway shields. What are the black icons with 3 whit circles inside?
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What are the black icons with 3 whit circles inside?


I'm betting they're ruins. 3 black circles in that configuration is the 'traditional' symbol for ruins on European maps as far as I can tell.
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Thanks for kind comments!

BioGeoMan
You are right, the small legend is necessary

Hans van der Maarel
Stromboli has forgotten to plot... :( ,
i will put the island, if the art director find a little bit place.
DaveB
Hans van der Maarel is right ,
These are the selected archaeological points of voyage.

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Very nice. I wish the shading around Etna was less muddy—the colors elsewhere are so bright and lively, it makes Etna look like Mount Doom.

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Very nice. I wish the shading around Etna was less muddy—the colors elsewhere are so bright and lively, it makes Etna look like Mount Doom.


I'll guess it's Blue Marble's "fault" ;) Very good map! And publishing in Vokrug sveta is impressive! :) (I think it's the oldest magazine published in Russia, since the 1860's). My russian is bad, if not non-existant ;) but according to their web site, they're at magazine number 2816... A lot of history... I like that! :)

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Very nice. I wish the shading around Etna was less muddy—the colors elsewhere are so bright and lively, it makes Etna look like Mount Doom.


Well...

It *is* a mountain that spews out fire you know... (in fact, the lava scenes in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, use footage of Etna erupting).
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Nice map. I could see potential confusion with your inset. I don't read Russian, but assume it reads Italia & Sicily. Maybe you could set Sicily apart from Italy (and Italy apart from the rest of the world), since this is a map of Sicily and not Italy and Sardinia. Then your inset would be universal and you wouldn't have to worry about the written language.
I'm confused with Autostrada 18 in the southeast corner. Why is it dashed? Is it under construction or is bridge tunnel bridge like the Autostrada in the Italian Riviera? I would want to know this information if I had thoughts of traveling to that region.

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May I ask what data source you used for the map - more than Blue Marmble?

Also - I'd be curious on your method in defining the coastlines to match BM, or vice versa.
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Beautiful map Anatoliy!

Since you include the major highways, it might be good to include pointers to the major ferries to/from mainland (i.e. Naples, etc.) to show how Sicily is 'connected' to the rest of Italy.
The coastlines of the Volcano Islands seem a bit too fat, possibly to reduce the line thickness just for islands?

Thanks for posting!

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Nice map Anatoliy! Congrats on getting published in Vokrug sveta. I agree on showing a "connection" to the mainland - it is integral to the context of being an island.
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razornole

Yes, there are names “Italy” and “Sicily” on the globe but they have different prints – Italy is bold, Sicily is plain. In principle I may put only Sicily (this eliminates variant readings) or make it Italic to link it with the islands names on a big map.

According to the TELEATLAS Autostrada 18 ends where the dotted line starts. On many initial maps this spot is marked as under construction.

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Also I used a base Vmap level 0 with generalization. With Sicily I had to use a Photoshop adjustment of the satellite photos to the coastline. I had no any georeference that is why I use Mercator as a map projection. One image fit perfect. I colored those images that fit to the coastline not so well and set the mask. If you take Blue marble Next Generation images your task is more simple because you can always georeference this satellite images.
http://veimages.gsfc...7100/readme.pdf

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Good idea however I think that a map for a magazine should not have very details. But may be ferry roads will make it more attractive.

You are right may be I reduce the line thickness

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Google's aerial images show Autostrada 18 ending where you show it, with no evidence of construction of the dashed part.

For roads that are proposed, rather than under construction, you might consider showing the dashed casing only without the yellow centerline.
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