Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Annotations! Show Excitement! Or Emotion!


Here's my regional annotation project map. I could agonize over the size, placement, color, font of every letter of every label and the symbol style, size, color, placement, too. But I'm not. I'm done. Well, I'm not done, but I'm stopping. I feel pretty good about this one--better than the last one. Probably because this map was a familiar type of map and I could use maps I've seen as models for this one.

Now I'm going home to study for the test next week.

Good Luck everybody.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Very crisp in detail. The shields for the road numbers could be a little bigger so they are more legible. Looks like you have all the required elements. You're right, you could spend forever agonizing on the placement of every detail and there could still be more changes. You've done well, looks good. You might try a little more contrast in the font colors to make it a look a little less busy, but that's about all the criticism I have for you. Great job.

Buddy Tignor said...

Nice layout. I really like where you placed the legend, scale-bar, and compass rose. I think you probably could have eliminated some items from the legend based on the clear labeling and color scheme you chose for the map. (e.g. the states)

Ida said...

Nice layout. Your map is clear and concise. I agree with Buddy, some items could have been taken out of the legend.

cwilliams said...

I like the layout. The road shields $ city symbols could be a little larger. It's a good map.

Travis Penland said...

Nice map. Maybe make the 'map' bigger and legend / North arrow smaller or on map.

Rebekah said...

Good job getting everything in. I suggested this on another map and think it applies to your's too. Maybe putting the legend in two columns or putting it in the map with the map as the background would make it a little less dominant. I'd go bigger on the City dots, too.

tjd said...

Nice map, the only comment I have is the lake color kind of makes it stand out and hard to read the text that crosses it.
Tommy

mboomrang said...

I like the way you layed out your title and legend. I know that the stream and river labels were a chore.

Edward said...

Nicely done Mary!

Matt Hutchins said...

Good job! I like your layout. You may consider giving less attention to the smaller city names.