Thanks in advance!
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It's interesting what you say about the positioning, Travis. I was trying to follow Imoff's advice in his paper (link here: http://www.lojic.org/techhelp/pdfs/Positio...es_on_Maps.pdf), so for example with the Merchants Row, because it's ribbon-like (like mountains might be on a smaller scale map) I made the text follow the shape of the district, but I agree it doesn't look ideal to read. So how to indicate the extent of the district by only using horizontal text (which is more pleasing to the eye)?
GIS Reference and Instruction Specialist, Stanford Geospatial Center.
Sounds like you and I actually agree about the calligraphy. Too bad it's gotten so difficult to find italic nibs for ordinary fountain pens. I've bought up a drawer full of Reform pens from eBay because they're no longer made. Waterman have discontinued theirs; Platignum is long gone.
This exchange points up something I occasionally have to explain to school classes: I find it a great deal more difficult to map an imaginary place than a real one, because real places have a morphology shaped by generations of intelligent decisions that can't be replicated with a roll of the dice or a quick sketch. I'm an old Urban Studies major, so to me maps of cities are more than just a pretty picture. They're a diagram of a place's structure.
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