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"I
have prepared two sets of maps for a project on stories on disasters
from indigenous people in Arctic Russia, and the first drafts look like
this:
[url="http://"http://dev.oxel.net/temp/carto/nenets_sites.png"](IMG:[/url][url="http://"http://dev.oxel.net/temp/carto/nenets_sites.jpg"]http://dev.oxel.net/temp/carto/nenets_sites.jpg[/url])

[url="http://"http://dev.oxel.net/temp/carto/nenets_sites.png"](click the map for higher res)[/url]

The placemarks are settlements/towns/cities where the stories are from. "
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Hugo.
The
globe locator is a little hard to read for me without the Arctic ice
mass...it took me a few seconds to figure out where (on earth) we are
looking at. It may benefit from a subtle graticule. And I'm not sure if
it's the screen version but the texturing /shading on the main map
seems really noisy, it becomes hard to read any landforms that might be
there. It might also benefit from a legend for the land cover?

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Not
sure about the colors of water. There some spots that look blue and
some purple. Is the purple spots ice? If so I would change the color.
The hillshading doesn't look right. Just too many bumps.

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Huge,

I'd add a couple of additional comments:

1. i would generalize the coastline where it tracks back on itself creating a fat line.

2. the strong white of the globe gradient distracts me from focusing on your AOI.

3. divide the bar scale to be more useful in measuring.

nice work.

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"nice work so far.

the
stroke you have around the islands and is hiding some of the small
island details. you can try no stroke and a vignette approach to
accenting the shore lines.

The thick white line is a little too
thick. i like the effect of it though, perhaps a thinner line can still
achieve the same effect without being to prominent.

A smaller scale bar would be useful, as the one now is rather large.

""barent
sea"" looks a little out of place because it is slanted and the water
gradient loses strength by the time it reaches the text.

The
label placement around the city/village points could use a little more
attention. keep it consistent. for example ""khorey-ver"" and ""karataika""
both have no obstructions around them, yet they have slightly
diffferent label positions.

overall good color scheme, i like the globe. "

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Hi
- I'll try to write more in a bit, but it is the last day before Easter
vacation at the office. Thanks for all the comments! I have limited
time to work more on this, and it is not that high profile/important,
but I have not worked that much (in detail) with shaded relief, so it
wouldn't be bad to get some tips on improving the workflow there...

FYI
- this is to be presented in parallell to a Kamchatka map, and I wanted
them to be similar. The Nenets autonomous okrug is reasonably flat, but
Kamchatka has extremely dramatic topography - if I did this map on it's
own (with the sites being the main message) I think I would have
skipped the topography all together.

The data is GLC2000 (landcover), GLOBE (elevation), ArcWorld (rivers) and DCW (everything else - primarily coastlines).
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for
the landcover, I can reduce the amount of noise by some neighbourhood
functions (roving window something), but what would you experts suggest
for the shaded relief? Blur?
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