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So I have to include the attached object on a back cover of a book and it's awful. I have no choice. This is what it needs to be. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve - even slightly - on this terrible thing? Even tiny little improvements would be appreciated. The only thing I can think of is to rearrange the symbols in a more regular pattern.

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It is hard to see in that little image - but do you need that level of detail? The color scheme looks quite bland too... !
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It is hard to see in that little image - but do you need that level of detail? The color scheme looks quite bland too... !

Thanks Frax. Yeah my hands are really tied on this one. I'm not the project manager so I have no control over colour, symbols or anything else. I'm just on layout and I've been asked to replace the back cover with this hot mess. I've tried making the placement of symbols more regular using a radial grid (result attached).

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Where did this image come from? It looks suspiciously like a MapMobility product, so there may be copyright issues to look at.

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Give us a little more background. What kind of book is this? Why is the map on the back? Is it supposed to serve as a legend, tell readers where elements of the story take place, or what? If you have to use the map and symbology exactly as is, what exactly are you asking us?
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