You can see how much work you put into this. It turned out great!
Your post brought back a flood family memories - my dad used to take the family there every summer for vacation back in the 60s. He taught me and my brother to fly-fish there. I still remember waiting in the mists at dawn in anticipation of the siren that announced the beginning of fishing for the day. It’s a beautiful place that will always be special to me.
I have wanted to do this as well. How, exactly, did you trace the lines? Like, with paper and pencil? Digitally with a mouse? Digitally with a “pen” device? On an iPad? Super curious. I don’t think I could do it with a mouse. Maybe with a pen/stylus type input.
I pasted the image of the map into Inkscape. I created a layer and named it “map” and moved the map image to it. Once I determined the size I wanted it, I switched back to main layer to draw, and zoomed in on the image and started drawing.
Later I added the Google Map for the road information (it was more up to date).
This method took me several days, but in the end I knew I had exactly what I wanted.
This is stunning
I have a brother who would love this. He’s mad about trout fishing and goes to Bennett all the time. Nice work. Some day I need to try this out. I had done some work in the geo database programs but my brain exploded at the learning curve. That was a while ago, so maybe I can figure it out this time.
Thanks for posting.
If you could make it 3D and make it into a few slices with 3D printer software (or Gimp) you could have a real 3D design slopes and all.
I love your park boundaries; what if you scored (heavy) a double line just inside the edges of the acrylic? That would be a subtle but not in-your-face detail.
I’d be so proud if someone did this for me (hint hint, Bellingham WA). (Not that I’m begging or anything…)
I wanted a way to hang this map on the wall, so I searched for hangers and found what I was looking for on the forum!
I was able to integrate these into the back of the map. I also added some tabs so it could be hung with string/wire as an option also.
Wow! This looks like a huge undertaking! It turned out amazing!
A very personal gift, they’ll love it! Maps are rather daunting, for sure.
Clever & useful addition to the original hanger design. Worth a post with the file since it was derived from a free file post here in the first place.
True. But, I will make a more generic one to post back. This was positioned specifically to where the spaces were on the back of the map.
Looks good. The second one (& a mirrored version) are perfect. One of those simple mods that’s only obvious when someone else is clever enough to think of it
Very cool. Turned out Great!
Here is the generalized updated design!
That was good of you to do - especially with the holiday and other things that could keep you busy.
Very nice. You could color the engrave on the acrylic to make it stand out. What of Missouri is this?