Nice job Freodin. Neat and clear
Inspired by tcberry's Map of the Atregonese Aigentarate, I considered if I could do a similar setup of small administrative units with the 19th century encyclopedia style I recently finished.
With an example map from the web, and some exercise in the previously established workflow, it took me half a day to produce this map of my home country.
Except for still existing typos, (and I already removed a ton of these ) it should be complete.
(Edit: fixed some more typos, tweaked the legend a little.)
Last edited by Freodin; 08-02-2013 at 06:15 AM.
Quite nice. How did you achieve the half-toned look to the strokes inside the Bundeslander?
Looks nice. Personally I'm not a massive fan of the drop shadows though.
That is the basic method I started with.
The colouring in this version of the map / method is achived by using three different textures - red, as seen in Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin - blue, as in Bayern, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Sachsen-Anhalt - and yellow, Baden-Württemberg and Niedersachsen.
To produce the other colours, these texturs are multiplied to result in the green (yellow and blue) of Hessen and Schleswig-Holstein - the orange (yellow and red) of Sachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - and the brown (red and blue) ofthe Saarland, Thüringen and Brandenburg.
I tried to reproduce the method and result of the original's style three-colour-print... and I'd say it worked.
Good map with a convincing consistency !
And I know how hard it is sometimes to find data on old administrative boundaries...
But that's just a minor problem I have when I zoom in. Other than that I think it looks great. The borderstyle, just like in the italy map, is great!
I still found some typos to change, and added some more irregulatiies in the "colour print". I tries some methods to get rid of the white outer glow of the text, but it seems to be the only method that works to make all labels readable.
So I think it is done. My first finished map on this forum... you can find it here.