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Old 12-18-2012, 12:05 PM
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Bing Maps' "birds eye view" at times can be much more interesting and/or better than Google aerial maps.

Even though I love (and envy) the artistry and obvious effort/talent on many of the more artistic maps, those made with real aerial imagery are much more useful for navigation purposes.....which is the main purpose of a map.

Including hole distances and par (real par with skill level noted) is very important to the usefulness of the maps (especially if tee signs are do not have that info).
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:11 PM
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While it isn't totally complete.. moving holes/adjusting some trees..
http://www.cameron.k12.wi.us/disc/

Used illustrator.. but check out alternatives here:
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/03/...e-illustrator/
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Bing Maps' "birds eye view" at times can be much more interesting and/or better than Google aerial maps.
Google Maps also has the same birds-eye type aerials, although the coverage doesn't seem as wide as Bing's. But it's always good to check both sources since their pictures are different and one may be better than the other.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:22 PM
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I don't know who does their map work, but the ones done in Louisville are really good, such as this one for Seviren Lang.
Thanks. I did this and a couple other Louisville area maps that have a similar look using Google Maps and Illustrator.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:14 PM
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i created this image using inkscape on top of a google image.
it's not yet ready for prime time, tho, mostly because the course isn't finished yet!

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:07 PM
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http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=391&mode=lf
this is one i made with google earth. it was super easy. i was able to zoom right in on the tee pads ect. and the pushpin looks like basket already
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:35 PM
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Bing Maps' "birds eye view" at times can be much more interesting and/or better than Google aerial maps.
Here's a Bird's Eye view I made that a lot of people liked. I wouldn't use it as THE course map. I don't like having the distances be disproportionate from one end of the map to the other, nor the flight paths being distorted by perspective.

It might work as a portrait, for an ad or flyer maybe.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:54 AM
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A pet peeve about maps that can be easily avoided. Make them readable when printed in black and white.

Text and lines need to be be contrasting to the background. Text needs to be big enough to read. For instance, red text/lines on green background might look good on the screen (maybe not to colorblind folks), but it does not show up when printed on a b&w printer.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:59 AM
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I love how the text is standing up.....way cool effect! Its even shadowed in the same direction as the trees' shadows.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:41 AM
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You think I added those? Haven't you played the course and seen those huge letters looming over everything? The baseball players hate them.
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