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03-22-2014, 04:25 PM

I recently completed a map of the Mayacama Mountains in Napa for Tricycle Wine Partners. The process by which we got to the final result was interesting, so I put a lot of the intermediate steps and sketches into a blog post. You can see all the intermediate sketches here: Mapping Napa Vineyards | Fantastic Maps (http://www.fantasticmaps.com/2014/03/mapping-napa-vineyards/)

The live interactive map (yay jquery!) can be found live on the client's site here: http://www.tricyclewine.com/Map

03-22-2014, 04:34 PM
That's absolutely gorgeous, love it.

One potential thing that I'd have liked would be the "Pacific Ocean" label in perspective, as if it was lying down on top of the ocean, to add a bit more perspective to the background. Other than that it's stunning. Might have to steal that style :D

03-22-2014, 04:38 PM
I love those mountains!

03-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Agreed - I tried the perspective label in one of the sketches, but for legibility went back to the flat text.

03-22-2014, 07:27 PM
I like this a lot. Well done. THW

03-23-2014, 04:18 AM
Beautiful! The mountains are awesome, and I like the subtle colors. I think your first sketch had a better composition though… Too bad the client didn't realize that ;)

03-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Good design and excellent mountains!

03-23-2014, 01:47 PM
And here's a quick video walkthrough of the mountains :)


fabio p
03-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Wow, and a public thank for the walkthrough, great one like this are really uncommon.

03-24-2014, 02:33 PM
I was just up there over the weekend! Really great (and accurate) work - I can pick out exactly where I live...

03-24-2014, 11:09 PM
Wow, because those mountains really aren't that tall :)

I really want to make it out there some time soon.

03-24-2014, 11:20 PM
Very nice work. I am curious, what did you use as reference for drawing the terrain and coast from the various perspectives?

03-25-2014, 10:10 PM
I used Google Earth - and threw a perspective skew on top at the end of the day.

03-26-2014, 01:10 AM
Awesome map, I live right over those mountains and go to school in napa! Excellent work!

03-26-2014, 07:08 PM
A beautiful map. And it is great to see you back in the forums Torstan :).