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Warning 7MB PDF!

Emergency Response Districts

This map has been a long production.

The basic land ownership map was produced in the spring of 2004. It was my first map project where the map was destined for print and for public use. It was definately the most complex map I've ever had to create. There are definately some things I wish I had done differently on it. It was produced entirely using ArcGIS 8.3.

The map linked above was created using the basic land ownership map. I dropped the electoral districts and added the emergency response districts. This map is being used by the local fire departments, RCMP, ambulance and 911 dispatch as a quick reference. It was created using ArcGIS 9.1. The biggest change I made on this map was to stop using transparency. ArcGIS's implementation of transparency is crap to say the least.

I realize there are plenty of label issues, where labels overlap highway signs and each other. I'm also not too wild about the side bar format, but higher powers than me decided what it would look like. I was also directed that I had to label any parcels over 40 acres. I would have chosen 100 acres as the cut off to remove a few labels.

At the end of the day, its a map with ~16,000 parcels, ~9,000 labels, 22 inset maps and so far, only 14 complaints from land owners.

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Most impressive.

(And certainly a classic glaciated landscape.)
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is it really used as one map, a hardcopy map? if so, what size... ?

(or is it used in e.g. acrobat or ArcGIS?)
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is it really used as one map, a hardcopy map? if so, what size... ?

(or is it used in e.g. acrobat or ArcGIS?)

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Wow, so much info packed into a relatively small space!

In the Acrobat, it says 36 x 50.5 inches....




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