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New poll - the dullest element in a map, from a cartographer's perspective...

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Poll: Most boring element on a map (48 member(s) have cast votes)

Pick an element or two!

  1. Legend (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  2. Scalebar (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  3. Labeling (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  4. GIS (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  5. Shaded relief (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  6. Reviewing (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  7. Credits/sources/references/documentation (12 votes [24.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.49%

  8. Research (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  9. Data acquisition (1 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  10. Data transformation (11 votes [22.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.45%

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Unfortunately one can't add more categories to the poll - there is a maximum -so I can't add indexing and the other suggestions... !
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I voted for (Data transformation) As a general rule- at least in my field of pictorial mapping- I despise drawing early layouts and get progressively more motivated the closer I get to the finished piece. Tweaking final details is the best. Most tedious is proofing and re-proofing blocks of text such as listings

Hey, This tedious business is well, tedious...Here is a funny observation I just read to lighten things up...

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife..

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
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I voted for "Credits/sources/references/documentation". There's nothing creative or fun about it, and I usually can't even find a good spot for them. In rare circumstances, I'll put the space for them on the map first and work around it, but usually I just try to fit it somewhere in the end.

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