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Hi guys I have been testing my limits as a cartographer by re-producing a map of the Cape Breton Highlands. This project was largely done using MaPublisher with the LabelPro extension. So far on my first attempt on a recreational map it has taken me about 50 hours of map production time, that includes several revisions & I still have not completed the surround.

The images are screen shots taken from the file & as a result are not to the 1:60000 scale.

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Can you post a sample at the intended scale (or link to the PDF)? In the screenshots the hillshade layer appears to be very coarse.
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I will admit I never really got all that much training with DEM's but never the less here's the link to the PDF.

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I will admit I never really got all that much training with DEM's but never the less here's the link to the PDF.

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Hasdrubal It may just be my eyes but the Terrain looks to be inverted!!

Design looks nice, clean and easy to look at.

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Hasdrubal It may just be my eyes but the Terrain looks to be inverted!!


Actually, I'm seeing that too. Rivers on top of ridges, that kind of stuff...
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Hasdrubal It may just be my eyes but the Terrain looks to be inverted!!


Actually, I'm seeing that too. Rivers on top of ridges, that kind of stuff...

It might be because of the topograpghy . . . having been there this summer, Cape Breton Highlands is essentially a 500 m plateau with deep valleys along its edges. I don't see the rivers running on top of mountains but I do see some misalignment happening between the rivers and the DEM (southern end of the park, for instance). The DEM does look a little rough.

Also . . . what projection did you use? What do the little white circles with a black outline represent (e.g. Boarsback, Mackenzie Point)?

Overall it looks good - clean and simple.

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The hill shade does seem to me to be coarse for this scale. Other than that It looks fine. I don't see it inverted. I am not familiar with the area but it looks to me to be fairly flat with some cut in streams. If that is the case you would get dark and light bands on the hill shade identifying the river banks.

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It might be because of the topograpghy . . . having been there this summer,


I was there on July 7, perhaps I might have run into you at some point not even knowing who you were.

Cape Breton Highlands is essentially a 500 m plateau with deep valleys along its edges. I don't see the rivers running on top of mountains but I do see some misalignment happening between the rivers and the DEM (southern end of the park, for instance). The DEM does look a little rough.


There are three reasons why this could be happening: 1) I created one dataset from a georeferenced image, (the same one you got at the park entrance), 2) the roads, contours, & location points taken from the Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre, & 3) I have checked the rivers & the lakes & as a result of not locking my layers I have encountered a few situations where I had to select all the features & had to fix the alignment.

As for the southern end I just checked the contours & there is something wrong with the values, now perhaps something happened in the clip but after checking it there are several values that are reading incorrectly, for example on a line that should be reading 440 metres I am seeing 0 metres & 0 feet. Looks like I need to correct those values.

Also . . . what projection did you use? What do the little white circles with a black outline represent (e.g. Boarsback, Mackenzie Point)?

NAD83(CSRS) / UTM zone 22N @ 1:60000
The circles are location points.

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Great start - this is a good experience for you.

Yes, the hillshade must be redone correctly and in finer, smoother detail.

Labels:
1. consistent spacing from object labeled (i.e. Seal Cove vs Fishing Cove)
2. bigger river text - same size as lake text
3. mountain peak symbol - this would be what the mountain text would be aligned to
4. Add kerning to geonames and align them to path (i.e. Ingonish Barrens)
5. Difference between type seems huge - from smallest type to largest type - can you enlarge all small type so they are within a few orders of magnitude similar to other type? You seem to have plenty of blank space to accommodate this.

Other things: Is that the most detailed park boundary? It looks a little coarse

Again, awesome exercise for learning. I think hillshading is your last big hurdle here (plenty of tutorials and Cartotalk pointers).

Thanks for sharing!

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Hm, I do see the hillshading inverted...
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I was there on July 7, perhaps I might have run into you at some point not even knowing who you were.


I was the one looking like a cartographer. :D
We missed each other - I was there at the end of July / beginning of August. Great place to be.

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I have reproduced two more samples of the digital elevation model. This time I used the transfer selection tools instead of a direct clip to the municipality feature.

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DEM produced in feet

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DEM produced in metres

Is that the most detailed park boundary?


That was derived directly from the Nova Scotia GIS dataset with a little add on. Believe me though I'm looking for an alternative because I'm not in love with the boundary either.

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James, the reason some people see your relief as "inverted" is that the light source is coming from the east. The usual convention is to use a NW light source. Although this is "inaccurate" in the northern hemisphere, studies have shown that this is the light angle that most people recognize as "correct"; i.e., 3D features become more readily recognizable. Try changing your light angle to NW and see the difference. BTW, what app are you using to process the DEM? (It looks suspiciously like Manifold, which uses a counter-intuitive sun angle by default.)

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James, the reason some people see your relief as "inverted" is that the light source is coming from the east. The usual convention is to use a NW light source. Although this is "inaccurate" in the northern hemisphere, studies have shown that this is the light angle that most people recognize as "correct"; i.e., 3D features become more readily recognizable. Try changing your light angle to NW and see the difference. BTW, what app are you using to process the DEM? (It looks suspiciously like Manifold, which uses a counter-intuitive sun angle by default.)

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It's Manifold, unfortunately it's the only program I have to produce a DEM.

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It's Manifold, unfortunately it's the only program I have to produce a DEM.


Try View > Display Options. Set azimuth to 315 degrees.

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