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Just completed a new map for the Avenza PDF Map store. This is a Boaters map of Lake Tahoe. The map includes side scan sonar bathymetric "hill" shading for the lake, blended into regular topographic hill shading for the surrounding area. I've digitized in details from the

NOAA chart 18665 for Lake Tahoe and added details about lake shore destinations and services that boats can access from the water.

 

I'll continue researching shore side details to add and filling out the land side details as well, but for now its ready for retail!

 

http://www.mapbliss.com/LakeTahoe/

 

http://mapstore.aven...m/public/99394/

 

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Some detail shots:

 

Attached File  Emerald Bay.jpg   76.42KB   4 downloads

 

Attached File  Meeks Bay.jpg   51.42KB   0 downloads

 

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Very nice map David!

 

I think the bathy and is very captivating.  I was curious if this would be georeferenced in Avenza's store so you could see where you were on the map?  If not, I found the myriad of local roads a little distracting.  That's cool you added in the harbor buoys and their descriptions. 

 

Next time I'm sailing around Tahoe I will definitely buy it!


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Very nice map David!

 

I think the bathy and is very captivating.  I was curious if this would be georeferenced in Avenza's store so you could see where you were on the map?  If not, I found the myriad of local roads a little distracting.  That's cool you added in the harbor buoys and their descriptions. 

 

Next time I'm sailing around Tahoe I will definitely buy it!

 

Thanks Matthew. Yes, it's designed for use with the PDF Maps app so you'd see your location on the map. Additionally, I'm marketing this less for finding your location on land, and more for finding features and businesses while on the water, as well being able to see the depth and shape of the bottom under  your boat without needing a depth finder!


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Awesome map David!

 

Now, I'm not a boater myself, so this may be a very silly question: would people be using this map for navigation or just for more tourism related stuff?

 

Oh, and the North Tahoe Marina label overlaps the symbol a tiny bit ;)


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Very nice and clean.

 

I love the colors, the lake just pops.  Was a little distracted by the darker hypsographic tint for Nevada, really noticeable on the mountain in the lower right.  Not sure if that really serves a purpose.

 

I think it would be helpful to have some landforms labeled, particularly the ones that can be seen from the water. 

 

I like that the isohypse are omitted.

 

At some point you could also sell a printed version as art work.

 

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It's not intended for road navigation at all, although I will be adding more land labels for major roads and major geographic features. For on the water navigation, that's not it's primary purpose, and I need to add a navigation disclaimer, but with the PDF Maps app you can see your location and heading so in general yes. But I imagine it more as a general interest reference to the lake bathymetry, one that lets the boater see the lake as it is under them in the water. It's also great for fishing, bottom depth and structure play a huge toile in fishing and while depth finders are very helpful, they only show what's immediately under you.

 

The darker green in some areas (most over Nevada side) are the National Forests. I  may need increase labeling.

 

I had an unusual issue with labeling here. The map looks like it needs larger labels but I designed it with smaller labels assuming most users would actually be zoomed in pretty far as they used the map while under way. I don't want labels obstructing the small details of the bottom or the shore where there is very detailed lifework for piers and jetty etc.


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