There And Back Again. Dad’s Map as a path from digital to drawn and back to digital

7 thoughts on “There And Back Again. Dad’s Map as a path from digital to drawn and back to digital”

    1. Hi Zand. Yes, In ArcGIS Pro, I used a tool called “Contours” to create a vector contour layer based from the digital elevation model image.

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      1. John thanks for the response! I should have been more specific with my questions. Did you use the Contours tool on the original DEM or “temporary” DEM the Raster Function Contour tool creates?

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      2. I started with a DEM image. I applied the Countours tool available in Spatial Analyst to the DEM, creating a new, vector, contour layer.
        Actually, I don’t recall if I did that or if I just used the Raster Function to display contour bands. I’ve looked at too many contours and DEMs lately to know. Why do you ask?

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      3. I’ve had this idea about making a map coloring book for people as a gift and I am looking at your stuff for inspiration. It would be similar to what you did on your hand drawn map but I would just print it out and have them color it.

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  1. Love looking through these maps! The ability to be artistic while still delivering information is part of what drew me into the GIS world! I need to try more of the hand painted/drawn work myself!

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