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Hi All,

Just published - a new 1:75,000 scale backcountry recreation map for Ontario's beautiful Algonquin Park. This map covers the popular Highway 60 Corridor. There is a detailed map on one side and an information guide on the other. I've included a link to a couple of ZOOMIFY windows so you can browse the map.

The link will take you to www.clarkgeomatics.ca/zoom_algonquin.html

Comments are welcome - version 2 is in the wings.

Thanks for your time.
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Jeff Clark
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Hi Jeff.
Your Algonquin Park map would be perfect for our PDF Maps app and store.
Have you considered selling a digital version for use on iOS devices?
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Very nice map. I don't think I have ever seen that method of describing the map features before (your windowed map section with call outs). I really like it. How did you decide what would go in the more traditional legend under "Map Features" and what would go in the window? It seems like many of the features could go in either location (place of interest appears in both).

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Beautiful work,

Looks like a whole lot of data. I enjoyed your Kokopelli icon, and must say I have never seen a wolf howling site.

I also liked your steepness guide for the portages. I have never seen anything like that before. Is that your creation or did you see it utilized elsewhere?

Makes me want to visit, but I would have such a difficult time passing by the Boundary Waters.

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Thanks for your respective replies - much appreciated.

Kru - Yes - It is a whole lot of data and I spent a whole time immersed in it. In the case of the portage "steepness guide", I simply intersected the portage paths with a detailed DEM (that was processed to calculate slope) to extract spot heights along the portage route. With a bit of color-coding, it turns out to be quite an effective way to judge the difficulty of a portage: lots of red along a route = lots of sweat with a canoe on your head. And, no, I don't think you'll find it on other maps (not that I've seen so far).

The wolf howling sites are areas identified by parks people.

Visit by all means - just make sure you time it when the bugs are down.

David - the legend was designed to provide context to the features and symbolization - as you know, this can be difficult with a small feature symbol in a box. I kept the recreation symbols together because people tend to recognize these NPS-styled icons - listing them on their own seemed to make sense and allowed more room on the "window" legend.

Ted - at some point I'll consider porting the map to an iOS device - all it takes is time and money, right? ;)
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Actually, Jeff, all it takes is outputting to a geospatial PDF file.
I don't know what software you used to make the maps but undoubtedly there is probably a very quick and easy way to get to a geospatial PDF. Once in that format our app can read it and interact with it and ultimately you can sell it through the upcoming Avenza Map Store for use on iOS devices.
Give me a call and we can chat about it.
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Ted - at some point I'll consider porting the map to an iOS device - all it takes is time and money, right? ;)


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That is indeed a very good map. Great job!




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