I had occasion to visit a good longime buddy who has lived in Juneau for 14 years, who has worked this whole time at BLM Mineral resources a Geologist. He has a Cessna 172 on floats and we had three clear days during my visit the last week August 2005. One of those days we flew from Juneau to Atlin, BC. The Icefield was going to be too cloudy to navigate safely so we opted for the route that begins with the Taku Inlet. I shot a number of photos at about a thousand feet ASL of Taku Glacier and ones around it.
My showing of these images has evolved from the idea of putting them on some sharing site like Shutterfly which I realized was pleagued with advertising, to a much more sophisticated presentation that frankly has had me busy for dozens of hours on just this Juneau-Atlin adventure. I am making a web gallery of this flight and the visit to Atlin, and will have a number of subsequent galleries with different themes based on splitting up the 550+ images I shot while there.
I did a Google search to find the names of Taku's surrounding glaciers and was fortunate to find the one you made. I also seem to have stumbled on a very interesting group site. So I got the names I needed, but I love your map and would like your permission to use it in my gallery. I'd also like to send you the link to the gallery when it is done. Please tell me how to handle permission to use your map. I love it. Thomas Ring - Scottsdale Arizona. PS I am attaching here one shot of Taku Glacier shot Sept 2 2005. I realize this is a map site not a photography site. But I was not sure you would otherwise see the angle I got on it.
Thanks for the comments. The map printed much lighter. It was intended to be used for comparison with the USGS topographic map that has not been updated for over 30 years. To show the change over time in the paper, I created an oblique view that shows the position of the ice at different years.
As far as the contour lines that Arc generated, even when in vector they have a raster look to them, with many nodes and steps. When simplified they seemed to loose detail and their connection with the topography. I'll keep experimenting.