I'm looking for a cartographic critique of this map of school boundaries in the Provo (Utah) School District and suggestions for improvement. Don't hold back. An initial grade, let's say A to F, would be interesting for the current design. Then tear into it! I intend for the new map I'm going to create to have a different feel so it will be easily distinguished from the current one. This map will hang in schools throughout the district to help staff and parents identify school boundaries and school building locations. Here are some other considerations that may influence your suggestions:
- There is a companion website that also helps staff and parents identify school boundaries: maps.provo.org
- Provo is next to mountains on the east side. Homes there rest in the foothills. Obviously I haven't used hillshading on the current map, but it's an option.
- There are three tiers of schools on this map. Elementary schools are the prominent ones. The two middle schools and two high schools share the same boundary. You can see it as the orange/green line that splits the city with some notation on the south end of the line. Orange and green correspond to the rival high school colors. The elementary school area colors are random.
- Size is currently 24x36. I could enlarge it to 30x42.
- I have aerial image that could be used.
- I'm using Arcmap 10.2.2. I don't have another graphics package to export to.
Thanks for your help!