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ALGONQUIN CANOE TRIP

ArcGIS Pro, 2017

This map was one of the first maps I created using ArcGIS Pro. While getting adjusted to ArcGIS Pro I was reading to many of the how-to blogs to understand what interesting cartographic effects could be accomplished with this new software.

 

I had recently gone on a canoe trip through Algonquin park over the summer and decided this would make for an excellent content for the application of the stipple effect. This stippling effect fit right in with a recent tendency I had towards creating maps with modern GIS that appeared historic. I followed along with the methodology and made some tweaks of my own as I progressed. For additional context, I created a chart depicting the day-by-day trip log which represented both the paddling and portage segments and their distances. I also created a custom cartouche for the map, using one of the photos I took on the trip, and I finished the map with a vignette to tie it all together.

 

The completed map was featured in Esri’s Maps We Love Gallery.