|Helicopter Landing Spots, SEKI|
I am new to mapping terrains and I have to say they are really interesting. What you see here is actually a hillshade of the DEM with 50% transparency.
Placing the bear boxes was easy, pretty stragiht forward. We did so by selecting 11 pre-determined locations from the entire campgrounds feature set.
Like last map, what I find myself doing is colorizing the map with however method fits the theme of the map. Then using the eye dropper tool to just randomly select 3 distinctly different colors and saving them in the color pallet. Then I use those 3 colors for all of the jazz around the map (fonts, north arrow, scale bar, title). I think this really makes the map feel more professional.
Every week I seem to struggle with how to approach the key, this week was no different. I only had 1 feature class for the key, and a bunch of elevation values to display. ArcMap doesn't allow you to have the name on the top and the label (picture) below it. They force you to fit a certain kind of mold for their legend maker. Looking at it now, not very satisfied with the format. It appears as if elevation is a subset of Bear Boxes, whcih it is not, it's entirely it's own thing. Elevation should have stayed small, but I should of given that whole group a name, such as Hills.
The title is too squooshed together, not enough white space. That's the thing that sticks out to me the most. We were told to add a table to the map this week too, so I placed mine in the corner as such.
Can't wait for more DEM's!