I started a map for the dec/jan lite challenge and my computer died right in the middle of working on it. Well I've got my computer working again so I spent a little time and finished up the map. There's more I could do on this but I'm afraid the break in momentum on this sapped most of my motivation.
I completed most of this in Illustrator with the contour lines being derived from Photoshop.
Oh good, I was hoping you wouldn't give up on it! It looked so interesting! And I really like what you've added here!!
I'd say the only thing off about this is the way the crop fields seem to float over two or more levels of elevation - you might try to somehow subtly show the elevation lines through the crops.
Looks pretty good. I like the contour lines better in this version. The building numbers are a bit difficult to see though.