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AMERICAN KESTREL

ArcGIS Pro 2019

All maps have to start somewhere; with an idea or purpose. I've wanted to make a map about the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) for some time, so that was my idea.

I'm not an ornithologist or remotely qualified to speak to any aspect of this bird. However, my goal was to learn about it and explore a personal connection I have with this falcon. I would aim to explore this subject with a map.

In the end, I'm thrilled with the map and the things I learned, but I'm absolutely most satisfied with the experience and the process of working through the map.

While creating this map I hand sketched a series of raw style assets that I've also compiled into an ArcGIS Pro style that can easily be used for creating maps that have a subtle hand drawn aesthetic.