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This is the first time I have posted an example for feedback here, though I have been very much enjoying all of your products in the last few years.
Here is a map I have in production for the Challenge Programme for Water and Food (CPWF), part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
The aim is to represent a recent collection of data of all locations of hydropower and irrigation dams in the Mekong River Basin. I have tried to only include enough other administrative and physiographic data to provide sufficient context to the map and the dam location data of interest.
This particular product will be printed as an 'A1' wall map.
I would be very appreciative of any feedback you could provide as to the cartographic quality of the map. Personally I am reasonably happy with the map itself (though please let me know if you disagree). My main concern is the overall presentation, especially the design and distribution of auxiliary map elements, overall readability and whether the presentation 'hits home' with regard to what is trying to communicate.
I have included all of the text and elements required my the remit. The text for one may seem a bit bulky.
Anything you can think of that might make the map more professional or techniques associated with slicker presentation of map elements would be really great.
Here is a low res version (3.1 MB) - https://dl.dropboxus..._13_low_res.jpg
Here is a mid res version (8.8 MB) - https://dl.dropboxus..._13_mid_res.jpg
P.S. If you have any links to map examples similar to this or to illustrate you point, it would be very useful.