This is my first post of my first “professional” (i.e. not school related) map that I’ve done. I’d welcome any and all feedback.
My sister is a teacher and has a contract to go to every elementary school classroom in Revelstoke this school year and give a presentation on the environmental impacts of water usage. One aspect of that is an understanding of where the City of Revelstoke gets it’s water from - which is the Greeley watershed highlighted on this map.
So, the target audience is elementary school kids. The map will be printed as a poster (exact size tbd) that she will refer to during the presentation. She also has a 3D model of roughly the same area.
The map is produced entirely in ArcMap 9.3. DEM data was downloaded from GeoBase. All other vector data was downloaded from GeoBC.
A couple of my notes:
- I’m not 100% sure on the colour ramp used. I created a custom one in ArcMap, but the middle elevations seem to “glow” a bit. I’m going to wait to see what it looks like printed though before I make any changes.
- I’m also not sure about the label sizes and whether they will be big enough to be readable from the back of a classroom. Again, I’m going to evaluate those after doing a test print.
- I would have normally focused tighter in on the watershed and Revelstoke, but kept it further out for a couple of reasons. It better matches the physical model she is using as well as the fact that Mt Begbie and Mt. MacPherson to the west are prominent landmarks that the kids will be familiar with.
- I’m not sure I’m entirely happy with the labeling of Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River, but I’m not sure how else to go about it. Any suggestions?