area maps for hiking books
One of the truly unique aspects of the hiking books I create are their maps. For custom area maps, I use a combination of online maps as a resource, redrawing elements to make the maps customized for the project. To show the details of the landscape, I use open-source terrain maps, re-coloring them to match the desired color scheme. Once I have the base map in place, I re-draw all of the roads and add labels in Adobe Illustrator.
Custom Map Design