Elements of Map Composition. OR How to make a decent map!. Steps to Creating a Map. Define the Purpose of the map Audience? How will map be used? Restatement into a design problem Visualization to Creation Design solution - arrangement of map’s image elements to facilitate communication
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How to make a decent map!
If you were trying to make the case that you should be able to limit the publics use of your lake which map would you use?
ArcView Export screw up in 8.3! Only went to 3000 m in Layout!
Eye goes left to right
Generally you want the reader to see the map BEFORE seeing the legend – can’t always do#
Better, but a little heavy on right
Balance with legend etc.