Some time ago I made a map of the Great Lakes in the style of the little paper craft maps I’d see in the gift shops of every beach community. And I described the arduous process of creating it for yourself. But why do hard things when you can do the same thing easily?
Here is a style for ArcGIS Pro that lets you turn any old stack of polygons into craftily cut and meticulously stacked tourist maps.
Here is the obligatory map of Crater Lake’s Wizard Island. All papery and stuff.
But you can also apply colors and gradients. Like this grayscale paper cut map of Mt. Hood.
But of course you aren’t stuck with grayscale. Here is nearby Mt. St. Helens in a commonly-seen blue color scheme of these sorts of maps.
Or this smart green arrangement of lovely Northern Michigan.
So much monochrome, though. What if we punched these up a bit with some hue? Here’s the eastern peak of trusty old Crater Lake.
And here is the Grand Canyon appropriately turned up to 11.
Happy Paper Cutting! John