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juane

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I'd much appreciate comments.

It's time to update the project and I'm always looking for new and improvement.

This map was designed for poster-size printing.

My one meg limit prevents me from uploading a meaningful copy here, so please see this link:
https://picasaweb.go...996668131930050

There are also detailed snippets.


Thanks!

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Handsome work that effectively puts foreground information in the foreground and a large amount of reference data in the background.

I can't figure out how to zoom in, so only a few comments:

  • I think the county names would work better in letterspaced all caps, with some manual placement.
  • I'm not sure the purpose of the prominent brown crosses at lat-long intersections, unless they refer to something like Benchmark atlas pages.
  • I think I'd make the inset border (on the main map) white rather than thin brown.
  • For New Mexico, I'd probably make my central meridian -106, so the Arizona border doesn't lean in more than the Texas border.
  • When you have time, you might edit your listing of towns a bit to reflect changing settlement patterns. Near Belén, for instance, you might show Rio Communities but drop Los Chavez; near Tomé, you might add Las Maravillas; Organ east of Las Cruces; Eldorado and La Cienega near Santa Fé.

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I tried to find something, but it all looks great. Nice work!

Michael Scisco

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Thank you, gentlemen for your time and comments.

Yes, display of communities is always a challenge.
First, the data is goofy no matter the source - ghost towns, abandoned railroad stops and "historic sites" mixed in with actual population centers.
Then there is the question of how to display communities. In New Mexico I struggle with population filters vs towns serving as important cultural landmarks even though they may have a very small population. Then there incorporated vs unincorporated, municipal league members...

Dennis, you clearly are familiar with New Mexico. I like your mission statement at http://www.chicagocarto.com/

Michael, I hope to run into you in Santa Fe or at a SWUG conference sometime.
If you are in Albuquerque, stop by PNM and pick a copy of my map if you'd like.


John




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