In this map, I explored techniques for using shaded relief and bump mapping to make a realistic/intuitive map of a family ranch in Montana. Initially, I set out to design a tourism map, but the project evolved into a more personal documentation of my favorite spots in this landscape.
I submitted this map as my final assignment for a Cartography course. I used this map to explore shaded relief and vegetation bump mapping techniques promoted by Tom Patterson of the National Park Service. Through this experience, I've become comfortable creating richly textured basemaps with little more than a DEM, aerial photos, and a few water features. I love this natural style of mapping because it's so intuitive and approachable.