Just before the holidays I was hired for this little project. The client wanted a theme park styled hiking map to lay out some adventures and games for the children of the cabin owners.
The project looks deceptively straightforward. In fact there were nine layers to this map, making it surpass many of my boat show maps in file size and processor demands. The client and I both feel it was worth it and the little things like the many trees and subtle textures really make it something special.
|The many map layers
The two maps I have been developing for Alstede Farms are now complete. Alstede Farms is an agritourism business in Chester, New Jersey that features "pick your own" as well as a farm market and many other fun things to do and see.
One map highlights fields and crops that are presently available for "pick your own" and kind of a big picture overview. The map of the fields will change with the picking seasons. The second map is a close-up of the front of the farm where the farm market, garden shop and animals are. I used white space a little more creatively than usual on these map designs. I screen captured much of the process of the map’s construction and created a video from it. This is one of my first HD videos. I hope you enjoy it.
If you are interested in visiting Alstede Farms please visit their website at AlstedeFarms.com.
For more about my map designs visit my site…attractionmaps.net
By John Potter
I’m happy to announce that I have just completed the new visitor’s map for Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, Texas. Dinosaur World is a great attraction and I’ve written many articles and made some videos about my work with them on other projects. Be sure and visit their web site at http://www.dinoworld.net and visit the park in person.
For more about Attraction Maps visit my site…attractionmaps.net
Dinosaur World Kentucky Map – Adobe Illustrator Time-Lapse Video
By John Potter
For the Plant City, Florida Dinosaur World map project I made a full six minute time lapse video of the creation process. Now that I’ve moved on to the Cave City, Kentucky map I decided to make a more compressed video more like a slideshow that is actually less than a minute long.
Although the project is not yet fully complete we are far enough along that I can share this video and a detailed image or two.
Dinosaur World is a great attraction featuring hand crafted, sculpted dinosaurs. Located right off of I65 in Cave City, Kentucky, the park is great fun for kids and adults featuring a museum, a huge playground, picnic areas and of course tons of dinosaurs. Lovingly created by the Svensson family, the park in Cave City is one of three parks with the other two Dinosaur Worlds located in Plant City, Florida and Glen Rose, Texas. Be sure and visit their web site at http://www.dinoworld.net and visit the park in person. Dinosaur World in Cave City is right down the road from Mammoth Cave National Park and and centrally located to many more attractions. I have come to love Cave City and can’t wait to return.
This video is also available on Youtube. I hope you enjoy it.