Editable National Park Service maps

June 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

You probably won’t be surprised to hear the National Park Service provides maps of all the National Parks on its Web site. (http://www.nps.gov/carto)

But the files themselves are spectacular 40 megabyte or so editable Illustrator files that drape over enormous high-resolution Jpegs of shaded relief.

Here is a portion of the shaded-relief file for Crater Lake (at reduced resolution):

craterrelief

And here is the Illustrator file with linework and text:

craterdrape

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