I was wondering if anyone else had similar examples to Seeking examples of beautiful maps?, but at a county or parcel level.

At those levels, I wonder if people will react the same, or if there will be other facts to consider at that resolution.

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Eduard Imhof’s Schweizerischer Mittelschulatlas is probably the best example of applied beautiful cartography ever.

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Codex99 has a very good presentation of him and his work here: Imhof wie ein Kartographische Rockstar


Orienteering maps are good example of high scale maps. Very small features are represented on such maps, with a very detailed representation.

The way to make such maps is rather well formalised in this document.

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    Sorry, but im not a fan of this. Maybe cos I cant see the legend properly, but no idea whats going on. What are the numbers all about for a start? – Simon Nov 12 '10 at 11:55
  • The route the runners need to follow I expect. – Ian Turton Nov 12 '10 at 15:28

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale mapping (known as Explorer Series)

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Continuous across England,Wales and Scotland

  • Maybe it is the reproduction, but it doesn't look very "sharp" to me. – BradHards Oct 31 '13 at 10:56
  • The online version is a much lower resolution (72dpi) compared to the purchased tiffs (lzw compressed) are at 600 dpi. – Mapperz Oct 31 '13 at 13:24

I love the Rand Mcnally maps. I suggest going to the local bookstore or gas station and checking them out. they're usually packed with lots of information and done in a very nice way

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