Jump to content

 
Photo

Madagascar Overview Map

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1
Crischan

Crischan

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 214 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Interests:Remote Sensing, Cartography
  • Germany

This Map will be published together with an article on deforestation in an western Madagascar primary forest complex. This is only an first version as my co-writer will prepare the final report during the next weeks.
Any input is welcome.

http://wygoda.net/~c/overview_map.pdf
http://wygoda.net/~c..._no_landuse.pdf

Tools of the trade were ArcGIS and Inkscape.
Crischan Wygoda
http://wygoda.net

#2
frax

frax

    Hall of Fame

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,420 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interests:music, hiking, friends, nature, photography, traveling. and maps!
  • Sweden

Hi - what is it that you want to communicate with this map? To me it feels like it should be opposite instead, with a detail of the analysis area (I would rather see forest cover, than shaded relief - bring out that landcover map!) and an inset detail of the whole of Madagascar. I can't imagine it being that relevant for the article what the general topography of Madagascar looks like, or where the major cities are...
Hugo Ahlenius
Nordpil - custom maps and GIS
http://nordpil.com/
Twitter

#3
rudy

rudy

    Ultimate Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 777 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Canada

One quick comment - it would appear that the city points are below the lines layers.

#4
Crischan

Crischan

    Master Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 214 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin, Germany
  • Interests:Remote Sensing, Cartography
  • Germany

Hi,

there will be a deforestation map (which can not yet be published) which shows a time series of clear cuts from 1992-2008 using different shades of red. This map is intended to give a "location" as not many people outside of the two involved research institutions will know where this forest is (this was a request from the main author)
I'll look into the layer order and check for the cities. Once I have clearance for the main result map that one will be shared too.

For now I think I'll head out on my bike and enjoy some of that precious sun outside!
Crischan Wygoda
http://wygoda.net

#5
DaveB

DaveB

    Hall of Fame

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,127 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Oregon
  • United States

On first glance at the inset map I thought I was looking at an island just east of some coast. I think the figure/ground threw me off. The white ocean seems to stand out more than the gray land.
I don't think you need 4 lines from the inset map to its location on the main map. Also, it looks funny that the lines go under the yellow/orange locator box.

On the main map I think you could lighten up both the terrain and the heavy black borders/coastline quite a bit and get rid of the rectangular masks for the interior labels.

The north arrow doesn't actually indicate which way is north.

p.s. I didn't even "get" that there was landuse showing on the map - is it the greenish and tannish colors? If so, I think that's not clear. I think the hillshade definitely needs toning down, some of the shadows are very dark. The landuse is very subtle and gets lost in the hillshade.

Dave Barnes
Retired
Map Geek





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->