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Urban planning Map

Here is something I made a couple years ago that I had to dig up for a colleague recently:

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Very nice, I really dig your choice of colours.
Several questions:

- were you allowed to remove one of the pictures?
- Where the street names left there for psychological reasons (look it´s all detailed) or are they artifacts you didn´t care to remove? I really find nothing wrong with them, just wondering where in the workflow and design considerations they belong.

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Very attractive map. Even with all the building footprints it doesn't seem too cluttered.

The only thing that seems a little odd is the way the red outline for the Main Streets District goes under the building footprints in some places. Are those buildings only partially in the district or is the district outline generalized?
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Andreas,

The map we used as a base was from another map with labelled street I had done earlier and we just kept the street names as they are necessary for meetings and for reference by planners/community members. I was provided with the photos, alot of them low res. web obtained JPEGS by the planners this was produced for. They all had to be on there.

Dave,

Boston is famous in GIS circles for its fiefdoms. As is obvious in this case the building footprints and the parcels don't line up correctly, two different agencies generate these datasets. Kind of shameful.... Since this was a planning map all the bldgs had to be on there. Unfortunately the Main Street districts were drawn from the parcels so sometimes it looks a bit off. The offset seems to vary accross the city...someday they'll fix it...or not...no one seems to care.


This was done in 2002, I'd probably do a couple things differently today.




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