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My rule of thumb of map design follows

  • It is a tool just like an ax
  • The map should use as much real estate on the page as possible. That mean to the margin and use the space for needed preplan information
  • It should be readable while driving down the road in a ladder truck

This map is designed as a street map for a large fire district that covers about 200 square miles. This map is format to 11×17 page size with the map going to the margins as much as possible. The top is reserved for a simple legend, area map inset and caution information that relates to that particular map grid.

This map
This map is a display map showing the fire stations in my region.  I took publically available hillshading and overlayed jurisdictional boundaries of the different fire districts.  This map is meant to be a display piece.