Extruded Building in Oblique Map
The campus map for Penn State is featured in Cynthia Brewer's Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users. The map has "small, generalized, three-dimensional buildings." The map can be found on the Penn State website here: http://www.campusmaps.psu.edu/print/pdf/extended_color.jpg
We have building outline polygons with height information to extrude the polygons and we also have highly detailed 3D models for about half our city. How can we use these data to produce a with building similar to the Penn State map?
Mapping Center Answer:
First, that level of graphical depiction doesn't happen by simply extruding the building footprints. My guess is the closest thing to what you're after is using Sketch up to create such buildings.
We've got a technical article that will help you get started: http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.techarticles.articleShow&d=33350
And see some other options in an earlier Ask a Cartographer question: http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=373
Last on the Other Resources tab of Mapping Center is a paper some of us did at the NACIS conference a couple of years ago on making Landmark Maps which gives some of the how to information.
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