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Smith River Watershed Map

October 29 2009 | 0 comments

Hello Aileen,
Can you please help me with step by step instructions on how to make a map like the one attached in the .doc format document? I have tried my best to make a map like this, yet I have no idea how to make the cool 'Map Edge Buffer' with the green and white buffers around the boundary.

Also please guide me through the visual hierarchy used with the unimportant map pushed to the background.
Thanks a lot.

Mapping Center Answer:

Check out the One Minute Cartographer presentation on the Other Resources - Presentations tab -- it has step-by-step instructions for many of the effects used on this map, though not all of them (for example, the legend). But at least the One Minute Cartographer will get you a lot of the way there. When you get stuck on something that is not described in the One Minute Cartographer presentation, drop us a line again here through Ask a Cartographer.

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