think the map is nicely done. It is clean, non-cluttered, and an
excellent for a map developed entirely in ArcMap. I feel the
hypsometric tinting is appropriate for the region and is similar to one
I use for arid regions.
My only comment, and this is a
personal pet peeve, is limit the use of purple. I know there are many
who may disagree, but purple for me is a revision/error color and a
color of last resort. I wouldn't change anything but I thought I'd toss
it possible to get anti-aliased symbols in ArcMap? The text/symbols
represent the main content/message in this map after all, and it feels
that the flashy DEM/tints gets most of the attention now...
support for anti-aliasing is very limited. Actually, I can't think of
an instance where it is really supported. This has to do with ArcMap's
reliance on the Windows GDI for printing and export. Everything is
converted to an EMF before printing or export. The EMF file is then
converted to the appropriate export format or to a print job.
spent nearly a day, at the 2003 ESRI UC, talking with the programmers
working on the print and export routines. Essentially, they admitted
what they were using was temporary until they could get a custom
print/export routine developed or purchased. At that time they were
hoping to have it roll it in one of the 9.x versions of ArcMap. As of
the last UC, the plans to update the print/export routines have been
scrapped, maybe in the next major release but don't hold your breath.