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Two examples of street maps we've worked on recently. The Alameda map is for a realtor. It is interesting in that the newly developed areas are so much more dense than the rest of the island. The second map was made for the Hawthorne, Ca police to carry in their cars. They are 11' x 17' laminated pieces. Today people use paper maps mostly for understanding area relationships, but still sometimes for navigating.
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2014-05-19
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Here's another map that's in process. Experimenting with trail differentiation. I don't like dashed lines for trails because the path is sometimes hard to follow. Is the water prominent enough? Too green? I am sure a number of you can guess where this is? This is gonna be a popular map, studying my USGS quads and FS maps of the area. The DLG's are suss fosho!
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We've been working on a SF map for a hop on-hop off bus service. I liked our City Hall the most.
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A printer called said their trucking company wanted to know where "exactly" we wanted the maps delivered. We had given them an exact address in Florida so I wasn't sure what else they needed. I wondered if the building was odd or something so I looked it up on Google Street View. Looked pretty obvious to me where they wanted the maps so I emailed the trucker this photo and said, "Just stick 'em in here"
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Making maps for books is fulfilling for a few reasons. Most of all it's the relationships we build with the authors. The passion they have for their work and their attention to detail is always compelling. Often these projects become personal. After working with Terry on this project for nearly 3 years I consider him a friend. His book is an awesome concise look at all American Wars. He has his own take and really finds the important details. He actually sold his work to a publisher, so I think it will be successful.
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This map is for a realtor selling that property on South Clark St. All the little markers indicate retail, restaurants, etc... There is a legend but I cropped it out. On the final version they had us remove The Pentagon label because they thought it distracted from their property. Seems more distracting unlabled? Hmm... what's that funny shaped building, wonder why it's not labeled?
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A poster for a new deli showing the origins of their meats and cheeses. Point is you can hire a designer to make a map, but it's better to hire a mapmaker to do your design!
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I've always thought that maps would make great puzzles. Someone finally got us to design one. I hope they sell! No we don't get more money if they sell, but maybe they'll do another one? Do people do puzzles any more?
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Central part of a large property map. The ranch is in Alabama
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