I'm posting links to my 2014-2015 Allegan County Official Road Map in the hopes that everyone will tear it to shreds. Granted, there are some things on the maps I make that won't change regardless of any feedback received (well... never say never!), but I always enjoy getting feedback on my cartographic work. I try to actively solicit feedback from users—after all, the maps are for them!—but I don't have a lot of opportunity to get the cartographer/geographer input so that I can improve my maps.
This is one of those free "general purpose" county road maps that so many counties in the U.S. distribute. In Michigan, our Road Commissions (similar to a county highway department) are still "required" to make a map showing their road systems, but like many counties we like to make ours useful for more than just that, including all sorts of recreational, cultural and tourist-oriented information. New to this edition are approximate locations of near-shore Lake Michigan shipwrecks, private lands enrolled in our state's Hunting Access and Commercial Forest programs (which allow for public use of those lands for limited hunting and recreation in return for a tax break), and the new U.S. Bike Route 35 up the lakeshore. Like I said, I always love hearing the opinions of my fellow cartographers and GIS professionals. I really hope some of you will take a few moments to review the map and let me know what you think!
Front of Map (Whole County, 1 : 85,000) - 5.2 MB PDF
Back of Map (Inset Maps, 1 : 25,000) - 3.7 MB PDF
Thanks so much,