This is my first map and what has drawn me into this world over the past year and still a work in progress.
see this post for my most updated version: http://www.cartotalk...p...ost&p=41084
as 700kb PNG file - 1584-1290.png
11.8mb PNG file - as a 10968×8466
Here's some information about it:
I wanted to hang a map of Cleveland on a wall in my room and couldn’t find one that would suit my needs with demarcated neighborhoods - answering the question - 'where is this neighborhood at ? ', a selection of colors that I liked, in a larger size that would be suitable for printing and displaying. Ultimately, I'd like to display it as a 36'' by 30'' paper map.
Many. This map http://www.nyc.gov/h...or/neighbor.pdf [8mb] from New York City’s Planning Commission is admirable.
General public in the Cleveland area, urban planning geeks.
For the neighborhood boundaries: community development corporations, personal research out in the field, asking residents; all other data [all roads, waterways, railroads] is from openstreetmap.org
What information is included:
neighborhood names, neighborhood boundaries, all (streets, roads, alleys, etc) ways open to the general public, railroads, highways (railroads and highways play a significant role influencing the boundaries of neighborhoods, so I have included them), waterways.
Things I'd like to figure out:
- How to represent subneighborhoods - neighborhoods that are geographically contained within an existing neighborhood but also have a distinct name.
- Whether or not to get rid of the one way arrows on the streets. When zoomed in on a 1:1 scale on the computer, the arrows look blurry, but I don't know if that will also happen when I print it out.
- There are several neighborhoods that I have not yet added on there.
- Convert the scale from metric to imperial.
- Whether or not to add a North Arrow (I've read about this on here and in Gretchen's book, opinions vary). For now, I haven't added one.
As of now, the type sizes are different for neighborhood names, based on their geographic size. The smallest neighborhood name is 50 pixels.
I'm wondering whether to standardize them at 1 height or not. If the height is large enough that the neighborhood's name wouldn't fit within the neighborhood boundaries, should I use arrows or how to space the names so that they are still close enough (geographically) to the actual neighborhood boundary (for example, placing the name 'warehouse district' in Lake Erie with a black line pointing to the neighborhood].
I'm looking really forward to your feedback !
Edited by skorasaurus, 21 December 2011 - 10:13 AM.