First post although I've been admiring the work on here for a while! Some of the stuff you guys can do is amazing, and I'd like to start moving up a level in terms of what I can produce.
The map attached is a simple map requested by a client to show blanket bog and upland heath areas in the Yorkshire Dales National Park that isn't Keepered Grousemoor.
Please feel free to critique it. The base mapping isn't ideal (I'd prefer black and white to make the colour scheme stand out more).
My real reason for sharing this map is to kindly ask for advice as to what the next steps might be to add some 'polish' to the map? I created the map solely using ArcMap which I'm guessing is pretty obvious :-) however I recently bought a copy of Illustrator and wish to have a play at what is possible with this map of bog and heath.
I am aware of the workflow people use to roughly process data sets in ArcMap then do the majority of the cartography in
Illustrator. However I'm stuck for ideas as to what to actually do once the map is in Illustrator.
In a nutshell, what would you do to this map in Illustrator to add some polish and make it not look so 'ArcMappy'?
Thanks in advance,