Thanks for the suggestions.
Abbreviation is just my style, I'm more apt to use these instead of a condensed font. I like a lot of kerning. You are right, there is plenty of room for 99% of things on this map except "Park Ave", and that dictated going to the abbreviations. It is all or nothing for me, and that one label forced me to go with this style.
The markers are not a requirement, however, I need to specify which amenities are available at each staging area. The volunteers need to know where they can receive first aid and find water. I could write a text box, but I thought that the lexicon icons helped bring attention to the staging areas.
The different colors trails only represent that they are different trails. Although, they are the same kinda trails so maybe they should be the same color?
I prefer Crk vs. Ck for creek. I don't know what the standard is, but I always use Crk.
The Squirrel icon is my watermark. It comes in all shapes and sizes depending on the map and client, but it is always found on my maps somehow.
I don't know how to arrange the icons on my legend to layout in the horizontal fashion, but on the map they need to be horizontal because of 'Wilson Park'. I want to fit them in between Wilson Park and North Street. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the comments.
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