My question to all the great cartographers of Cartotalk is; which is better, ALL CAPS or Title Case for map typography?
But before I elaborate my question, a little deviation. I purchased Mapublisher Ver 9 last year and this year I finally purchased LabelPro. Well it was a dream come true for me as I wanted to utilize Open Street Maps data in making maps. Then I got a project of making little more than half a dozen maps of Californian cities. I made all those maps from OSM data, and completed my project. The client was happy with the maps which were in ALL CAPS typography, he wanted the maps like that.
But I had the nagging question, which is better, ALL CAPS or Title Case for map typography?
So I went ahead and modified the ALL CAPS design to Title Case design, just to review which looks better. But I am not able to decide which is better. So I invite views of all you great cartographers on the subject, both versions of one map, Arroyo Grande Oceano map are attached here.
I find another problem in uploading on Cartotalk, it automatically resamples the jpg to a compressed version, both in size and quality.
Here are the two original files for you on Dropbox, the first title case typography, https://www.dropbox.... title case.jpg
and the second file in all caps https://www.dropbox....sample caps.jpg
And here is the increased font size and more black in title case https://www.dropbox....le_case_new.jpg