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Gretchen Peterson

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Please join in the discussion on how to make your maps better over at:
www.gretchenpeterson.com/blog. It begins with a few ways that I thought of to help make your maps better. See what ideas the commenters have too.

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Gretchen - I read your 5 suggestions for making a map better and, although some of them might have some merit, I don't feel I can agree with them. No more than 30 minutes to design a map? Keep the orthophoto or hillshade fully saturated? Surround all elements with boxes? These all might work in some cases but definitely not all cases. I appreciate the effort to improve map quality but I find these a little simplistic.

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It was an April Fool's joke. It says "April Fools" if you scroll down far enough. There were a lot of additional "suggestions" by folks in the comments including "use the default map template" and "make your north arrow the biggest thing on the map layout." Ha!

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Being posted at 4:20 in the afternoon does not qualify this as an April Fools Day joke. It has to be in the morning so that makes you an April fool for posting late. Therefore you lose points on your late assignment. ;)

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It was an April Fool's joke. It says "April Fools" if you scroll down far enough. There were a lot of additional "suggestions" by folks in the comments including "use the default map template" and "make your north arrow the biggest thing on the map layout." Ha!


Ok - so it was a joke . . . unfortunately, too often this sort thing happens so I could be forgiven, I think, if I took it as being a serious endeavour.

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Being posted at 4:20 in the afternoon does not qualify this as an April Fools Day joke. It has to be in the morning so that makes you an April fool for posting late. Therefore you lose points on your late assignment. ;)


I'm really not following why it matters when on April Fool's Day a joke is played. But if that is very important to some people it may help to know that the post went live at 10:12 AM MST. The blog's posting time has never been configured properly.

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Being posted at 4:20 in the afternoon does not qualify this as an April Fools Day joke. It has to be in the morning so that makes you an April fool for posting late. Therefore you lose points on your late assignment. ;)


I'm really not following why it matters when on April Fool's Day a joke is played. But if that is very important to some people it may help to know that the post went live at 10:12 AM MST. The blog's posting time has never been configured properly.



Gretchen, I just read your blog. Absolutely hilarious! All of my pet peeves in one place!

Re: the timing on April Fool's Day... See April Fools Day. Maybe it only ends at noon in Canada now. :D
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Being posted at 4:20 in the afternoon does not qualify this as an April Fools Day joke. It has to be in the morning so that makes you an April fool for posting late. Therefore you lose points on your late assignment. ;)


I'm really not following why it matters when on April Fool's Day a joke is played. But if that is very important to some people it may help to know that the post went live at 10:12 AM MST. The blog's posting time has never been configured properly.



Gretchen, I just read your blog. Absolutely hilarious! All of my pet peeves in one place!

Re: the timing on April Fool's Day... See April Fools Day. Maybe it only ends at noon in Canada now. :D



Very late to the party....loved it Gretchen!!

but...no comic sans for labels? :)

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