(Closed) Wedding Map — Opinions please

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which map do you like more?
    # 1 : (2 votes)
    13 %
    # 2 : (12 votes)
    75 %
    Don't use them in your invites : (0 votes)
    Add, delete, change something.... please tell me what... : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    No pictures…..

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I prefer the 2nd one, with the callouts. I think it’s more cohesive as a map.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like the second because of the insets. Which route is better for traffic the time of day between your reception and ceremony? Maybe you could include freeway exits on the insets so that if your guests would rather take the freeways, they can do so easily.

    Also, the bubbles (labeling the freeways) on the second are easier to see/read at a glance than the squares on the first map; the second map is however missing a directional guide (NESW thingy…), maybe you want to add one just in case?

    These look good!

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Would it be possible to combine them a bit?  I like the detailed parts of the second one, but I wonder if the route might not be a bit confusing because the red line doesn’t connect to the other main roads. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I can’t really tell, but on #2 are the circles with the road numbers over the lines, or did you stop the line at the circle and then continue on the other side.  You should be able to do a circle with a white fill to it and just place it over the line. 

    Also, obviously print a few times as you go along.  Last time I did these, I perfected it on the screen but when I printed it looked completely different.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    This is my neighborhood!  Since Nasa Rd is pretty well-known and easy to navigate, what about just doing the additional details for the Pasadena location?  I think they look very professional and love the fonts. 

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like #2 as well, the insets are a nice touch without being too confusing!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i like #2, it’s clearer and easier on the eyes!

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee

    They look good! As a cartographer, I did notice a couple things though. I would eliminate all the extra road number labels as it looks a bit cluttered, you only need one (or maybe two depending on how the roads lay out) to identify what the highway number is. Definitely don’t need more than one label per “section” of the road, if that makes sense.

    If you’re going with the second one, I would make sure the font for the town names is different than the font for “Wedding” and “Reception”.

    I also like to see a dot indicating where the town is… it’s leaving me hanging to just see those town names without either (a) a dot to show the centre of the town; or (b) shading to show the towns boundaries (this option gets confusing though and may be too complicated for the purposes of this map).

    As daydreamwanderer mentioned, definitely need a North arrow. Depending on how familiar people are with the area (I’m asumming some may not be familiar since you’re making the map in the first place!) You may want to put a scale, so they can judge mile distance, and therefore lengths of time.

    I definitely like the road labels on the second map better, how you’ve remade them so they are standardized and not all different colours/styles!

    If you have any questions, just let me know! Looks like you put a lot of work into it!

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