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Hi all!
I am a recent (1 year) graduate of the Cartography and GIS Department.
During my studies I drew lots of maps. And now I decided to learn whether they are good not only for teachers, but also for the mainstream audience.
You can find some of them over there.
I'll be really pleased to hear your opinion about my masterpieces :rolleyes:
PS Sorry, but all the text on maps is in Russian =)))

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It is a little hard for me to evaluate information or content when looking at cyrillic type
But Overall I like very much your color palette
Your maps have a restful and consistently elegant feel to them.
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Cool stuff! The influence of the 'school' is visible but that's a compliment :-)
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Excellent job!! I like the colours you use on the maps, too! :)

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Very well done. Most of it is greek to me :blink: but I think your color choices and layouts are well executed.

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These didn't look like they were done by a student. Very professional. I was especially intrigued by your ability to use pastels (the map on the left) without it looking dated.

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I agree. Can't read what they say but the layouts seem relevant, line work is clean and the colors are meaningful (I think!). Good job.
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Thank You all for your compliments! I hope they can be considered to be healthy criticizm :D
I think Your references can mobilize me to carry on drawing maps without having tasks from teachers :rolleyes:
Thanx!

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Very professional. Can't really find anything to nitpick at all!

What GIS software package did you use for these maps?

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What GIS software package did you use for these maps?

Well, to be honest... It's Adobe Illustrator mostly :rolleyes:
For all the GIS stuff (projections, interpolation, classifications etc.) ArcGIS was responsible.
But all the decoration (including colour gamma, layout, fonts and so on) - that was Illustrator.
And, to tell you the truth, I am still sure it's impossible to draw really beautiful maps using only GIS soft...

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Agreed with the comments but I would like to be able to zoom in & check the maps with a fine tooth comb before I make a final judgment.

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Agreed with the comments but I would like to be able to zoom in & check the maps with a fine tooth comb before I make a final judgment.

Hasdrubal, you can find (and download) original images in proper resolution over there.
No password is required - and there are no viruses, I promise :)




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