Bump Map & Land Ownership
I'm looking for a way to be able to show land ownership incorporated into a bump map. The subject property has to be easily identifiable, but not impede the bump effect (ideally that is).
I've thought about doing a multiple distance buffer inside the boundaries and creating a vignette frame of sorts.
Any other ideas?
Mapping Center Answer:
The bump map is really a secondary issue. What you are (rightly) thinking about is how to create visual contrast between your map background and your land ownership features. Check out the Mapping Center Design Principles for Cartography blog entry for some ideas. A vignette might work but you might also like to think about whitewash effects.
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